Selling your home can be a difficult process to crack. You may think your home is good just the way it is or you maybe don’t want to do too much work because you will not be enjoying it. Either way, it is important that you show off your home both online and during open houses in order to put yourself in position for a quick sale. Below are five tips to impress buyers when showing our home online or at an open house.
Keeping it Clean
Buyers want to see that there will be little to no work to do in the home if they decide to buy it. This will mean that repairs – major or minor – should be made to the home. Make sure you fix the broken screens and leaking faucets. It is a real turn off to buyers if the home is not clean, things are not put away, or they see repairs they will have to do once purchasing the home. Dedicate a weekend making these changes and then spending a little time to keep up with them can ensure that your home will sell faster.
Doing Renovations Right
If you have not updated key areas of your home – i.e. the kitchen or master bedroom – you will need to consider renovating these areas if you want to sell your home at the right price. Giving these areas some extra time and money will be important in the sale of your home. Make sure you open up your kitchen the best you can and add extra storage to the master bedroom with built-ins. Potential buyers will be impressed with these improvements.
Thinking About the Environment
Many buyers like to see that you have done some environmentally friendly renovations to your home. They like to see elements that allow for results like more light in your home to provide warmth. Also consider updating the lighting in your home to help decrease the energy bills for the buyers. And make sure you highlight these improvements!
Sharing Your Knowledge of the Home
Buyers will want to see that you know things about your home and will want you to share that information with them. They will most likely ask about renovations and upgrades that were done. Make sure you know when they were done and what you had done so you can share this information. Buyers will also want to know more intimate things about the house like what it is like to live in the neighborhood and town.
Creating Something to Remember Your Home By
Many people create flyers which highlight the positive aspect of their home. While these can be beneficial consider a DVD which allows the buyers to go through the home for a second or third time on their own. This lets the buyers see things that they may have missed the first time.
Preparing your home to be sold can take you time and money. However, putting this effort in up front can ensure that your home’s online and open house appearance is presented in a way that help you sell your home quickly.