When your home is on the market, making a good first impression during showings is essential. What do buyers look for in a house, and how can you guarantee that they’ll leave wanting to make an offer? Here are some tips that will help you wow the next buyer who visits your home.
Create a welcoming atmosphere🤗
While you don’t want your space to look cluttered, it’s always beneficial to stage with objects that will offer a warm, homey feeling. Some personal items like books, blankets, and framed photos can add to your home’s appeal and help buyers picture what it’s like to live there. For an added effect, you can bake cookies before they arrive to have a pleasant smell throughout the house. Make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature, and do some extra gardening and landscaping to make buyers love your home before they even step foot inside.
Appeal to everyone 🙋
Keep in mind that buyers have different styles. It’s best to let your personal style shine through while avoiding extremes like brightly colored walls or overly dramatic patterns. Instead, play it safe with a classy, modern look and neutral colors that would be suitable for men and women, kids and adults.
Do a deep clean✨
Cleaning thoroughly before a showing is one of the first and most important steps to impressing a buyer. Besides the basics like counters and floors, cleaning carpets and furniture before a showing can make a room feel brand new. After you’ve made your place spotless, do a quick walk through before your buyer shows up to make sure you haven’t left any personal belongings behind.
Don’t show any sign of pets🐕
Cat hair on furniture or a wet dog smell that permeates the house isn’t exactly a selling factor. Pets can be a deal breaker for some buyers, so it’s best to plan ahead and do some extra rearranging before a showing. You might consider keeping your pet out of the house for the day and storing away things like cages, toys, and food bowls before each showing.
Communication is key ☎️
Communicating with your realtor is vital during all stages of the showing process. Make sure you’re on the same page with your realtor in terms of scheduling; the last thing you want is for a buyer to show up while you’re lounging around at home, unprepared. After showings, it’s beneficial to discuss the buyer’s likes and dislikes with your realtor so that you can adjust your home to be even more appealing.
Last but not least, ask for a second opinion. You can do a walkthrough with your realtor and ask if they have any suggestions on how to tweak your home, since they might have some insight on the buyer’s likes and dislikes. You can also hire a professional stager to boost your home’s appearance in general. With these tips and help from an agent, you can feel confident that you’re ready to take on your next showing.
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