How To Make Your Home More Appealing To Buyers

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Making your home look more appealing to buyers is so important in our buiness.  Amanda S. Davidson came up with some good tips.

Original content by Amanda S. Davidson 0225221517

How To Make Your Home More Appealing To Buyers

It’s the time of year that I’m frequently meeting with homeowners who are considering selling this spring. Each meeting varies with questions that come up with the exception of one and that’s always what can I do to make my home more appealing to buyers? Every seller understandably wants to know how to make their home standout and make buyers want to make an offer.

 

home exterior

 

There’s nothing I love more than when a seller takes the time to follow my advice doing the items that really make their home shine. Inventory is low in our area but, that doesn’t mean proper preparation isn’t imperative and the little details make a big difference. When your home makes the right first impression on buyers it will sell faster and for more money.

 

Donate and Purge

De-cluttering your home is something every seller has to do. You want your home to look spacious and organized; less is more. Buyers are easily distracted and having a bunch of items on your kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, in the shower, closet’s, under the bed and anywhere else you can think of that detracts from your home. Think about a model home as you go through each room in your house. You may even need to consider a storage unit – the garage and basement are not to be used for storage when selling your home. Every area needs to be ready to greet buyers and make the right first impression.

 

Keep It Neutral

Paint is the most common way to personalize a home but, when it comes time to sell personalized isn’t what you are going for. You want to appeal to as many buyers as possible and the best way to do that is neutral walls. Neutral doesn’t mean white, in fact you should stay away from white because it will make your home feel cold and uninviting. Stick to beige or gray tones.

 

kitchen interior

 

It’s The Little Things

When I mentioned above that the little details make a big difference I am talking something as small as a loose doorknob or kitchen cabinet handle or even just a burned out lightbulb. Every home has minor items that can easily be corrected and those little items add up in the eyes of a buyer. Go through each room and look for imperfections, pretend you’re a buyer walking through your home.

 

 

living room interior

 

Curb Appeal

Buyers see the exterior of your home first. I have a lot of buyer clients who drive by a home before contacting me for a tour. If they don’t like what they see from the exterior many never ask to see the interior. Pull the weeds, clean up any loose leaves, put some mulch down, and make sure the bushes don’t need trimming. Look at your front door, that’s where buyers are going to enter first. Does it need to be cleaned, painted, or replaced? Look at the gutters and roof to be sure they’re in show-ready shape as well. If you see shingles lifting or the gutters are loose have a qualified roofer in to repair them.

 

Select an agent with a proven successful track record and they will be able to go through your home with you and give you advice that’s custom to what your home needs. They have a trained eye on what to look for and recommend. Properly preparing your home to go on the market can’t be done overnight, it takes planning ahead and working closely with your agent. Allowing ample time to have your home show ready always pays off in the form of a faster sale for more money.

 

Additional Home Selling Information

Staging Your Home 

Prepare Your Home For Sale On A Budget 

 

 

 

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Will, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Apr 13, 2019 08:56 AM #1
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Great tips Will Hamm. Yes these are all perfect tips. Basics, pick up before you leave for work, keep landscaping in shape and keep pet items put away. Jeff

Apr 13, 2019 10:41 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Will Hamm this was a great choice for a reblog.... I remember this post....

Apr 13, 2019 12:08 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Amanda's post was a good selection for you to reblog, Will.  Loads of great tips there.

Apr 13, 2019 04:48 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Will waht a great re-blog from our friend Amanda S. Davidson 

Apr 13, 2019 11:57 PM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Will.

Curb appeal has killed many buyers from even going inside a home.  Most people concentrate on the inside and leave the outside alone, pity

Apr 14, 2019 01:07 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Will. Amanda does an outstanding job with her post. It really matters.

Apr 14, 2019 04:09 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Thank you for sharing this post Will! I see so many who forget the outside matters too and it makes such a difference.

Apr 15, 2019 03:02 PM #8
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Will Hamm
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Thanks for stopping by Roy Kelley,  Amanda does a great hob with her blogs.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:42 AM #9
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Will Hamm
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Hello Sheila Anderson,   outstanding is a great way to respond to Amanda S, Davidson blogs.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:43 AM #10
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Will Hamm
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Hello James Dray,  the outside could set the stage before they are en in the home.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:44 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Hello Endre,  Amanda S. Devidson does a excellent job with her blogs.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:45 AM #12
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Will Hamm
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Hello Myrl Jeffcoat,  Amanda S, Davidon is right on.

Apr 19, 2019 08:46 AM #13
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Will Hamm
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Hello Barbara Tadaro, Amanda S, Davidson come up with right on blogs.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:47 AM #14
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Will Hamm
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Hello Jeff, It may not take that long to do at all.

 

Apr 19, 2019 08:48 AM #15
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Thankd You so much Amanda S. Davidson but letting me reblog this excellent blog.

 

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