To assist yourself in selling your home, think like a buyer.. What are they looking for? When you purchased your home, what was important to you? Not everything is in your control but you want to maximize your current home’s appeal to potential homebuyers. Here are three ways you can prepare your home to attract more buyers.
1. Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything. Your buyers will instantly make a decision when they look at the pictures online if this home is worth pursuing. They may even look at google maps to see what it looks like or likely drive by the property to see if it is worth seeing in person. Curb appeal is huge, and should make the buyer want to see more! Landscaping the yard can pay big dividends. This shows attention to detail and creates a wonderful first impression. Buyers may instinctively look at neighboring homes and compare the properties.
A few quick fixes include: swept porch, trimmed bushes, washed windows, power washed siding, and a repainted door.
Most homebuyers want a home that is move in ready, or one that does not need modern updates. Countertops, cabinets, or appliances can be replaced to improve the home's look.
After the kitchen, look at your bathroom. A few easy fixes include: bathmats and a shower curtain. Homebuyers spend plenty of time in the bathroom and kitchen so make sure these are in great shape.
If needed, consider repainting rooms in your home. You don’t always have to go with the standard white. Make sure the paint compliments the flooring.
A common reason for moving is to have more space! This can be from an apartment or their current home. If you don’t have tons of space, consider staging your home. If you have too much in your home, consider renting a storage unit to put away all unnecessary items that don’t add value to the home. These two expenses may cost money upfront, but payoff when you are ready to sell the property.
Selling your home can be a stressful process. Ease the transition by taking the appropriate steps to ensure it is in the best condition it can be in. Hopefully you find these tips helpful when looking to sell your home!