7 Tips to Set the Stage for a Successful Home Sale
1. Get behind their eyes. Buyers make some sort of emotional connection with a home within the first few seconds of seeing it. Draw them in by making the outside appealing by cleaning, planting, trimming, and clearing away unused items. Welcome them through the front door into an appealing interior.
2. Use it or lose it. Attractive homes are light, bright, spacious, clean, and beautiful. Even though you may love your figurines, candles, taxidermy or other special collection, they may distract they buyer. Packing some items early means adding dollars to the sale!
3. Sell the space, not your stuff. Use what you own to accentuate your home’s benefits, such as a great view, historic architecture, or a beautiful fireplace. Even though you have nice things, the buyer needs to focus on the house. Arrange furniture to enhance the great features of your home. Buyers who can’t see the fireplace or the view won’t be romanced by them.
4. Open up. Buyers all want open spaces, whether your floor plan is a modern model or a cozy bungalow. Uncover windows, add lighting and edit furniture. Renting storage space while your house is on the market and creating more space will pay you back with a faster sale. However, have some furnishings in rooms, like a bed, sofa or table, to make it easier to see the scale of a room.
5. Find common ground. Ever notice that beautiful model homes appeal to everyone who walks in the door? Create your own model property by going for neutral color schemes, appropriate decorating, and current styles. Buyers won’t get distracted by your personal style and they’ll feel invited to linger and consider what your home has to offer.
6. Do their work. Selling your home is different than living in it. Even though the buyers know you live there, they don’t want to feel as if they’ve invaded personal space by dealing with laundry, dirty dishes or personal care items. Don’t let them imagine the perfect home… create it for them!
7. Get help when you need it. Selling a home takes effort and can be stressful. This is the time to get help, especially if you have a deadline. Landscapers, contractors, friends, professional organizers and professional home stagers can reduce your stress level. Reach out to those who can help rather than risking thousands in price reductions and extended payments from a len gthy stay on the market.