Make Your House More Attractive to Prospective Buyers!
Selling your house is never an easy thing to do. Sometimes it is a necessary experience that will help you start a new and better chapter in your life. If you decided to put your house on the market, you obviously hope to get the best price for it. Which is why you should take a moment and think about what you can do in order to make your house a potential dream house for some lucky buyer. Here are a few useful tips that will help you achieve your goal.
De-clutter and Keep It That Way
Put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer. What is the first thing that you notice when you enter the house? A huge pile of stuff or a place that is ready for a new owner? First impressions are important, that is why you should put some efforts into decluttering and thoroughly cleaning the house before any potential buyers come to see it. It’s important for them to see the space is full potential and to imagine where they can put their own stuff.
Pay Attention to Details
Details are important. A broken doorknob, a cracked window or missing piece of tile. All those small things you’ve been meaning to fix and never got to – now is the time to do it. Take a walk around the house and make a list of everything that needs to be fixed or mended. If the house looks taken care of, people will be more inclined to want to make it their new home. This is a great way to improve the appearance of the place, without having to spend a fortune.
Spruce Up the Bathroom
Remodeling your house can be a strenuous and expensive job. This combined with the real estate agent commission and other fees may seriously set you back financially. That is why, instead of taking on a huge project that will drain you physically and possibly leave you broke, focus your attention on the things you can do.
The bathroom is a very important room, a space that people often turn their attention to when considering buying a house. Make sure everything works smoothly and that there aren’t any plumbing issues. The way the bathroom looks is also crucial – check for any limestone deposits or rust, clean every little corner and replace missing tiles. Add a few scented candles and a fluffy carpet and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Don’t Personalize Too Much
Naturally, your home is an incredibly special place for you and it’s probably filled with photos, decorative objects, all sorts of souvenirs and personal items. Before you take any pictures for your online listing and definitely before people start showing up to see the house, you should make the place look like it’s ready for a new owner.
Depersonalizing your home helps potential buyers imagine what it would be like to live in this particular house. Even if it will make you a little emotional, it’s time to make room for somebody else’s memories.
Play With Light and Neutral Colors
It’s common knowledge that we’re all affected by colors and light. Deciding on the color of the walls of your house is definitely a personal decision, but when you think about selling, you must use a color that will appeal to most buyers. The safest way is to go with neutral colors, earth tones, something soothing and not too bright. You should stay away from dark, intense colors because they can feel a little intimidating.
Keep in mind that natural light is your best friend. Try to bring in as much natural light as possible. Everybody loves sunshine, right? Plus, a room filled with light looks bigger and it’s definitely more appealing to buyers.
These are a few tips that will help you make your house a little more appealing to anyone interested in buying it. Even if isn’t easy to let go of a house you loved, you should consider this an important step towards a beautiful, new beginning!
Do you have any tips to help make your home ready to sell?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.