Are you about to put your house up for sale? First, take a look around your house. Does it look like your home is ready for the next set of property owners? Or does it look like it was inhabited by a irresponsible homeowner?
Given the market situation, it’s a bit difficult to grasp potential buyers and fix deals. To make things easier, do not just sell your house without cleaning it up and making it presentable. You should prioritize providing the would-be owners a sense of being at home, their own home. Next thing you know, you’ll be sealing the deal right away. But, before all of that, you should really focus on preparing your home for sale.
Try staging yourself as a potential buyer. Wander around your home as if it was the first time seeing the residence. Take time to roam around the house. Make a list of the things that caught your attention, require some touch-ups, and those that need to be thrown out. Use it as a guide on how to improve the impression of your house on your prospective clients.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for sale:
Clean and spruce-up the outside of your home. The exterior of your house is the first thing people set their eyes on. Grab the lawnmower and clean your front entrance to make a good impression.
Avoid excessive decorations. Your interior design style might not be the same with the buyer. Better be safe to keep things modest and simple.
Open your windows and let in some air. Naturally lit houses are also more pleasing to see. Add floor or table lamps to dim areas of your house.
Throw away the clutter. You don’t want to lose buyers just because of the stack of mail on your table, do you?
Keep your house smelling good. Spray on some air freshener or light up scented candles to vanish unwanted scents.
Pay attention to your bathroom. This will be the place your buyers would be meticulous about. Throw away the hamper, add some scented candles, clean the bathroom tiles and bathtub (especially the toilet), and replace the shower curtain.
The living room should be a room for conversation. Arranging your furniture can make an impression that the room is receptive to good communication among family members. Change the sofa sheets and plump up the throw pillows for detail.
Re-painting your walls can add life to your house. Go for light toned paint colors to make the rooms spacious.
Bring in nature. Put a potted plant on the corners of your house to brighten up the mood and draw attention to landscapes you want your buyers to notice.
With all the information at hand, there’s no doubt that your house will soon be sold. What do you think? Go ahead and share your thoughts!