The first impression will dominate the buyer’s emotional attraction to your home. Simple improvements and touches you can do will enhance the marketability of your property, as well as set your home apart from the competition. Remember seller participation is essential to a quick sale.
Paint. When entering a new home for the first time a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference to a potential home buyer. We recommend that when you are choosing colors to paint; that you decide on a neutral color. Also, take the time to paint the baseboards and trim around the house. Using a white satin or semi-gloss paint is encouraged.
De-clutter. Now that you have decided to get your home ready to sell it is a good idea to start packing-now! Go through personal items such as family photos, awards, trophies and anything else that you may not need in the coming months. Box these items up and get them ready to move. Doing this will help prevent from any distraction to a buyer when they are previewing your home. Clean, declutter, and depersonalize!
Enhance your curb appeal. Landscape: trim overgrown bushes, repair patchy grass, add mulch and more! Curb appeal is important, as a potential home-buyer approaching your house they are experiencing a first impression on your home. So take the time and money and refresh and spruce up the landscaping around the outside of the house to grab their attention. A new welcome mat and potted plants at the front door add a welcoming touch.
Clean. Ensuring that your home is at it’s cleanest for the time it’s on the market is probably the single most important thing you can do to improve showings. If you need a referral to a professional home cleaning service we can help with that.