Today’s market is a very competitive one. With lots of homes up for sale it will be important to know how you can make yours stand out from the crowd. Here are a few simple, easy things you can do to make sure your home gets the attention it deserves!
One of the first things that buyers will notice about your property is the exterior. With that being said it will be important for you to tidy up the outside of your home and up your curb appeal. A good place to start is by simply clearing away any brush or debris laying around the property. Touching up paint, laying a new layer of mulch, putting in some plants, and pulling weeds are other great and simple improvements that will add value to your home.
Clean and Declutter
A clean and decluttered home is one that sells! Preparing your home to be on the market most certainly involves a deep cleaning. The buyers coming into your home have possibly seen many other houses, of which are sure to be deep cleaned. Do not let the competition beat you out over something easily avoided. Spending a few hours deep cleaning your home is sure to help put a couple extra dollars in your pocket at the end of the day. Depending on the severity of the situation hiring a cleaner to come in is a viable option as well!
Alongside cleaning your home it will be a good idea to declutter your home as well. Clutter has a way of making homes feel small and cramped, neither of which are good selling points. Note that your basement, attic, and garage are not good places to store your belongings while selling your home either. Buyers will want to see all the space your home has to offer.
Depersonalize Your Home
Our homes becomes a reflection of us, from the things we collect, to our family photos. Personal items like toothbrushes and shampoo should also be stored out of the sight of buyers. When you are selling your home it is time to pack away some of those things and allow potential buyers the opportunity to see their own reflection in the home.
Staging Your Home
It is important to have your home in the best shape possible when showing it to prospective buyers. Taking the extra step to stage your home, or have it staged by a professional, can make a difference in how a buyer values its price. Staging is effective because it emphasizes a home’s strengths and minimizes its weak points therefore allowing it to show at its greatest potential.
The majority of buyers are searching for their dream homes online. Photos are the first impression anyone will have of your home. Pictures alone will not sell your home, but they will certainly get people in the door. Pictures that are low quality, out of focus, or dimly lit are all the wrong ways to showcase your house. Alongside staging, getting professional photos taken of your house is a sure way to bring in buyers and sell your house faster!