Ways to Make Buyer Interested in Your Home
When you have decided that the time has come to list your home for sale, it is important that your home be in perfect condition from cleanliness and staging to curb appeal. However, how do you make your home stand out among the rest that are on the market? Here are some tips on how to make buyer’s heads turn when they see your home.
Remedy any Deferred Maintenance
Buyers don’t always have the vision to imagine a home in perfect condition. Sometimes they have a hard time seeing beyond the worn paint, a missing piece of trim or a crooked cabinet door. Also, when a buyer sees numerous items that need repair, it makes them think that there may be other significant items that may need repair. Showing your home in perfect condition will convince all that it has been well maintained.
Homes that are completely empty or have too much clutter tend not to sell as quickly. An empty home appears less inviting and is challenging for those who don’t have vision to see how it can accommodate furniture. Homes with too much furniture or items pose an opposite problem – it is too difficult to see the size of the rooms. Stage your home with the right amount of appropriately sized furniture to take the guesswork out of the picture.
Make sure your listing has quality photographs and the description hits all of the key points that your home has to offer. Be sure to list all of the basic details of bed and bath count, but also include any significant improvements. Big ticket items like a new roof or HVAC systems are always good to point out. Finally, highlighting anything that may not be obvious to every buyer like seasonal views or how you enjoy the backyard are also great ideas.
The exterior of your home is the first and last thing that every buyer will see. Cleaning up the landscaping and adding color with flowers or decor will make it inviting. Other details like replacing weathered or dated fixtures or freshening up paint on entry doors will help create more of a positive impression for buyers.