your Home? Want to sell it fast and top value? Then make your house appealing your home those
potential Homebuyers that compare your house with others.
Cleanliness, Fresh Pain and Lights are the key to sell your home
faster and top price. These are common tips that will make your house
more attractive and appealing to any potential buyer.
10 TIPS TO INCREASE THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF YOUR HOME!!
your emotions and see your house objectively.
You are trying to SELL your house
to someone else. It is important to create the space, hence the more
neutral, brighter and spacious the better for buyers to envision themselves
living in your home. Pack away many of your personal items, including
photos, souvenirs and other mementos.
First Impression it is important!
The outside of your home might describe the inside of your home
for many buyers. Trim the trees, weed the garden and consider planting
a few new flowers and put large flower pots, if it is possible or make
sense. Talk to your Realtor about it
A home that looks neglected is perceived
well and buyers expect a reduce price. Most Buyers prefer to see a home
in move-in condition and ready to enjoy. Fix all the little things like
leaky faucets, doors that squeak or that don’t close properly and small
cracks in the ceiling. Some repairs are absolutely vital, like a leaky
roof or basement. Nothing kills a sale faster than signs of water damage.
Invest your time and money fixing those details otherwise your house
will last longer in the market or you will not get your asking price.
Keep in mind the type of neighborhood
when renovating. The actual returns on renovations depend not only on
the renovations itself but also on how your home compares to your neighbors’.
If your home is already above market value for your neighborhood, your
renovation may not yield a higher return. Buyers looking at moderately
priced homes won’t be able to pay a premium for luxury finishes.
Talk to your Realtor to give you an assessment of homes in your
area before embarking on costly renovations.
Clean and reorganize
Clean and reorganize
Most buyers get distracted and cannot
see beyond mess, clutter or harsh colors. Your house will feel a lot
bigger and more inviting when you get rid of all the non-essential stuff
lying around your house. Cleaning is the single most cost effective
way to make your home more attractive to buyers. Floors, windows, walls,
doors, baseboards, everything! Give extra care and attention to the
two most important rooms in a buyer’s mind: bathrooms and kitchens.
Once it’s clean, keep it clean! You never know what day your ideal buyer
Remember, you want buyers to walk
through your house and feel like it’s their home, not yours! People
just don’t have good visual imagination. They won’t see past your cluttered
wall of family portraits, unique
home deco or your collection. Let’s keep them focus! These things
are guaranteed to prevent buyers from emotionally placing themselves
in your home and miss the most important features of the home.
The power of paint! It is quite
common the light-filled rooms are most appealing to buyers. Make your
home look elegant, bright and full of life. Strong colors on the walls
or wild wallpaper make it hard for buyers to imagine their furniture
in your house. Keep all the lights on when showing the property, even
during the day. If you house has dark colors and you want to increase
the chances to sell, then a neutral colored paint brighten the space
and make your home look
fresh and new.
In some cases, empty rooms make
it hard for buyers to get a good sense of the space especially large
rooms. Irregular size or shaped rooms make it hard for buyers to visualize
how to arrange the room, see the purpose of the room or its potential,
hence staging your empty property with the right furniture is key to
ensuring that buyers will be able to visualize the living in the space,
furniture, lifestyle or get some good ideas about the room.
Create an elegant, fresh, fun or
friendly atmosphere on the mind of the buyer
Set the dinner table for a formal
dinner, light the fireplace on a cold day, and add some fresh flowers
to your décor. Creating the proper atmosphere helps buyers envision
themselves living in your home.
Make sure your house smell clean
and fresh. Do not use strong perfumes most buyers are sensitive to certain
smells whether perfume or cleaning chemicals is and they will not want
to stay longer to see your house. Also, some buyers might think you
are hiding something. If you cook, open the windows and make sure fresh
air come into the house. If
you smoke, try to get ride of the smell, this might reduce the value
of your home or will reduce the chances to sell
your house faster.
Keep your décor simple and modern
with neutral wall colors. Unusual accessories and strong/bright wall
colors might some buyers that your house is not for them.
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