Whether your home is currently on the market and not selling, or you are just getting ready to list your home for sale, here are some important tips to consider to help sell your home faster.
If buyers can’t imagine themselves living in a home, they’ll be reluctant to make an offer. To make your home appealing, pack away all of your family pictures, child artwork, and mementos. Paint your walls a neutral color like beige, cream or white. Pack away any polarizing or controversial pieces of artwork or decor. Depersonalize and try to make your home look like a model home.
Buyers like to see clean, wide-open living spaces. If you have physical or visual clutter in the room, you’re sending a message to the buyer that you don’t have enough storage space.
Don’t send that message. Instead, get those moving boxes and start packing. You’ll make the rooms look larger and create the impression of having tons of storage space.
Remove Evidence of Pets
We love our four-legged friends, but their food and water dishes, crates, and even just hair on the carpet can be a big turn-off to buyers who don’t like animals.
If you know that someone is coming to look at your home, put the food dishes away, store the crate in the garage or outside, and make sure to remove all signs of pet fur and dander.
Freshen Up the Space
Smell is the first thing potential buyers notice when they walk into a house.
Clean your home to get rid of any dusty or musty smells. Consider placing an essential oil diffuser to leave running during home showings. Sage, lemon, lavender, and cinnamon are all subtle, relaxing, and inviting scents that help brighten your living space. If you plan to use air fresheners, choose a neutral and natural scent, like vanilla, rather than a pungent floral scent.