Gone are the days when homes sold quickly for more than the asking price, where homes had multiple offers and homeowners had to do little. Selling a home in today’s sluggish market takes work.
Buyers take 15 seconds or less to form an impression about your home. To sell in a timely manner and for a good price, today’s home needs to be move-in ready and have that “special something.”
First impressions count and not making a good one can cost you the selling of your home. Investing a few hundred dollars can mean thousands more on your sale price. To make a great first impression and gain a competitive edge –
O Make sure your home is spotless and clean. Does your carpet need to be replaced or steamed cleaned? Do walls need to be repainted?
O De-clutter your home so buyers can see potential and envision how your spaces will look with their possessions.
O Fix all major and minor repairs before you put your home on the market, otherwise buyers will be overwhelmed by all the work that needs to be done.
O If you have pets, consider having them stay somewhere else while buyers are viewing your home. Do not forget to remove any lingering pet odors.
O Remember that curb appeal is important. What do people notice when they look at your house? Do they see an inviting red door with a potted plant or do they see overgrown weeds and a crumbling step?
O Enhance your homes special features and downplay problem areas. Do you have a oversized kitchen but a small dining room?
Make the most of the interior and exterior space you are selling. Potential buyers take 15 seconds or less to form an impression about your home. Using these home staging tips will go a long way in getting your home ready to sell in today’s slow moving market. Make your home stand out from the crowd and be the home owner to get the offer.