The real estate market can be a very competitive and highly flooded market. Houses can at times for one reason or another stay in the market for long before being sold. It is good to have some tricks up your sleeve that can help you to sell your home as fast as possible. One of these tricks is in how you will prepare your home for sale. Let us look at some of the unique ways in which you can prepare your home for sale.
1. Remove all Personal items
Buyers need to envision themselves in a home they are planning to buy. Having your personal items displayed on the counters, fridges makes them feel as though they are invading your personal space. Get rid of all pictures, family heirlooms, and any other item that has more of your personal touch. You definitely do not want potential buyers to be distracted with wedding pictures and vacation pictures that might lead the conversation to a different direction rather than sticking to the goal of the day which is selling the house.
2. De-clutter your home
We all love collecting items from garage sales or when on holiday. It is important to get rid of all clutter once you start having an open house. This will make the house look more spacious and free. Getting rid of clutter includes that big pile of shoes or a stack of mails sitting on a counter. Remember to also get rid of excess furniture and wall decorations. As you de-clutter do not stuff things down the basement. Think of getting a storage space.
3. Arrange for scheduled presentations
Doing this will give you time to prepare your home for that perfect look. When you schedule a view it means you are planning to do your best. Take this as an opportunity to cook something that smells nice like cookies. The smell will turn your house into a home making it attractive to potential buyers the minute they step into it. Always leave the baked good on the counter or table and invite them to have them.
4. Create a mini spa in your bathroom
This is not as costly as it seems. Doing simple things like putting some scented candles, tying the towels with a ribbon, adding some plants, color coordinating the towels and bathmat with cool colors like white, light blue or light green. Will instantly change the way your bathroom looks. This is indeed a very unique way to make your home stand out.
5. Renovate your home
Nobody wants to buy a house or home with potential problems. Consider doing all necessary repair and renovations before putting your home in the market. “Promises of it will be done” does not make the seller look serious. As you renovate paint walls with neutral colors. Neutral colors tend to make rooms look bigger and inviting. They also reflect in a lot of light and will make your house sparkle.
6. Cleanliness is key
This goes without saying. Make sure every inch of the house is perfectly clean. This should include the basement and the attic. Potential buyers might ask to view them too. Make sure the surfaces are sparkling and the shelves are dust free. Let potential buyers feel as though dust does not exist in the neighborhood.