You ever heard the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?”
Well, just like with anything the first impression potential buyers get of your home, is the one they tend to remember. Before listing your home put on your buyers cap and walk through your home as if it were the first time. Make notes on what you as a buyer would want. Remember a few minor touch-ups can go a long way towards making a good first impression on potential buyers. At Living Premises we have put together a few helpful tips and ideas on what you can do to make your home as presentable as possible.
- Clean, Clean Clean: Sometimes we can make old things look new with just a good cleaning. Polish your appliances and faucets, give the windows a thorough washing, pressure clean the front and backyard if you have cement, sweep the floor, vacuum the carpet, degrease your cabinets, these are just a few ideas but you can get as deep into your cleaning as you desire, the cleaner the better of course!
- Clear out the Clutter: You want buyers to see and feel all the space available, not to feel the home lacks space. If you’re still occupying the home one way you can start getting rid of cluster is by disposing of all unwanted furniture and decor. Things that you know you will not use, need or want in your new home. This will help you with not only getting rid of cluster, but making your home more spacious for the time being and it will also make the move smoother. If the home is vacant and you left any clutter behind then simply dump it.
- Let their be Light: Open up all the windows to let in natural light and add floor or table lamps to areas that are dim. A bright, cheery room looks bigger and more inviting.
- Walls: you might want to consider repairing small holes in the walls, replacing or placing light switches and outlet wall plates. Repainting your walls can make a huge difference, generally neutral tones like whites and tans help with spacing.
- Boost the Curb Appeal. Don’t spend all your time indoors. More than one buyer has decided not to even enter a home based on its curb appeal, so make sure your home’s exterior looks excellent. Trim your shrubs, weed your flower beds, fix any peeling paint and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath to your front door can make a big difference.
It is always important to keep in mind that as long as you can make the buyer envision themselves in your home, you know you’ve done something right! A clean, organized, cozy and decluttered home will always grab the buyers attention.
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