When selling you have a lot of competition and you need to shine in the market by standing out. Here are six ways that can give you the edge over all the other homes.
Make that Door stand out
Let’s face it, how often do you enter your home through your front door? Probably not often but if your house is up for sale, all perspective buyers do. While standing waiting to enter into the house buyers start to look around. Make sure your light fixture are clean, eaves cobweb free, the doorbell actually works and your door looks fresh– no peeling paint, scratches or cracks. Adding plants always makes visitors feel welcome.
Kid’s toys and garden tools are put away, garage doors work and are in good condition. Gutters are cleaned and working properly. Having the bushes trimmed and the lawn cut and maintained during the growing season is crucial.
Make sure floors are clean; if you have carpets make sure they are in good condition if they are not, replace. Hardwood floors should be scratch free, and tile floors with no cracks. All these items are not that expensive to take care of and will reflect well with the buyer.
Look to your walls
Make sure they are crack free, dirt free, blemish free. Remove peeling wall paper and repaint with a neutral color. paint in a neutral colors has stronger buyer appeal than wall paper or bold colors, so invest the money in fresh gallon of paint you will be rewarded.
A place for everything and everything in a place
Is what my father use to always say, if buyers see piles and stuff through your home they will realize that this house does not have enough storage. This is a great time to start organizing (blog) and eliminating things that you really no longer need. Why move items you will never use in your next home?
There is nothing that turns a buyer off faster than dirt, grime and dust. It conveys a message that other items through the house are in disrepair when it might not be the case. An extensive cleaning of every room is worth every second you spend. No detail should be missed. I tell my clients make sure it is white glove cleaned or spic and span clean- however you think of it every surface needs to shine.
By concentrating on these six basic necessities when selling your home, you will outshine the competition!