In my years of experience in the real estate industry, I’ve found there are a few unerring ways to get a home noticed and—more importantly—sold fast, and they all come down to elegance.
Basically, a house with a nice appearance sells faster. I’m not just talking being clean, which of course is all-important. I’m also referring to staging (putting emphasis on your home’s attractiveness and best features with a good setup) and creating a very cordial atmosphere.
Think about what struck you about this house when you found it: Did you love the amount of early morning light that engulfed the kitchen? Did you visualize yourself relaxing in the en-suite Jacuzzi tub? Or was it simply the size and look of the bedrooms or the floor plan’s open-concept?
Whatever it was that made you to be swept off your feet with your house is probably what others will admire about it also.
Beyond that, making your home appear alluring will really catch the attention of a potential buyer. I always propose to my clients that they take a tour of their own home and look at it from a buyer’s perspective.
What’s the first thing you see when you walk into the entrance? If the answer is a state of being untidy and junk, then you need to have it cleared.
Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression, and you want a potential buyer to have a nice, satisfying first view of your home. So clear out the cobwebs, neatly hang up coats, store shoes away, and take down all photo frames but one.
While you’re at it, set out a fresh vase of flowers. It will not only brighten up the space but it will make it have a pleasant smell, too.
These are just a few of the ideas I have to get your house ready for what I hope is a steady stream of interested buyers. Give me a call and we’ll schedule a time to talk about getting your house ready and listed.