When you are ready to sell your home, you want to get it sold and off the market quickly so that you can move on to the next step in your life. Making your home attractive to potential buyers will help to prevent it from sitting on the market longer than it has to, and your real estate agent will also be able to offer you some helpful suggestions to bring in offers from potential buyers.
Make your Home Attractive to Potential Buyers
- Price it Right from the Outset
Rather than pricing your home high and then lowering the price later on if you don’t get any nibbles from buyers, make a point of offering it for sale at a fair price right away. If you price it too high for the current market, you run the risk of having buyers and their agents assuming that you are either not serious about selling your home or that you are not prepared to negotiate on price.
- Update your Home’s Curb Appeal
Buyers will start to form an opinion about the property before they even get to the front door, so do what you can to make the entrance to your property look attractive. Depending on the time of year, you might be looking at painting the front door, trimming shrubs, planting flowers, or adding sod to make the lawn look more lush and full.
- Clean and Declutter your Home
Take this opportunity to deep clean your home and get rid of any items you are not planning to take with you when you move. The less “stuff” that is in your rooms, the larger they will appear, and buyers will want to see large, open spaces when they come to view your home.
Now is a good time to pack away items that personalize your home, too. Take down family pictures, as well as any religious or political items you may have on display.
- Be Flexible About Potential Buyer Showings
The more flexible you can be about times when your home will be available for viewings, the more potential buyers will be able to come see your home. Keep it clean and tidy so it will be ready for visits in the morning, in the evening and on weekends.
Be prepared to leave your home during showings so that potential buyers can move around without feeling as though they are intruders. They will also want to be free to discuss your home’s attributes among themselves without you being present.
Are you thinking of putting your home up for sale? Contact me to discuss the best ways to present your home to make it attractive to buyers in the current market.