Selling a property, especially your house might be one of those hardest decisions to make as it requires a lot of time and patience. And in case you want to sell your house in the big market with the help of an agent, you need to have enough knowledge about the sphere not to get lost somewhere in between.
It’s not a secret that whenever you are going to be expecting potential buyers to your house, it needs to look perfect from the inside and outside. It definitely needs to be extremely welcoming and pleasant for your buyer-guests. And for this reason, we have collected some simple and helpful pieces of information from room decorations to deck repair. We believe these tips will help to make your house more welcoming and attractive for the buyers.
The exterior of your house creates the first impression of the property. It needs to look beautiful and very well taken care from the outside in order for the buyers to be attractive. No one wants to enter an unpleasant house!
At the same time, it’s not a secret that a beautiful look of the house increases its price. Many people spend very little on their exterior, but the result increases the price of the property effectively.
To start from, you need to mow the lawn, plant flowers, get rid of clutter or debris at the same time hiding your temporary, personal things. This will help the outside areas of your house look clean.
Take care and clean all the visible areas: your driveway, walkways, patio, pool and other visible areas. Pay attention and prioritize your deck area – repair or build a new one because for many buyers deck is one of the important points to pay attention.
Notice, that the first impression of the house is not connected with the owner, meaning that your smile will not make them buy the house. All those potential buyers are going to pay for the clean house because they are going to live there maybe forever.
Your house needs to look like an interesting piece of beautiful art so try creative solutions like choosing a funny doormat.
Another important point to remember is that you should never forget about your backyard as it’s equally important. Bear in mind that your buyers are surely going to ask to see your backyard because everyone perfectly understands they’re going to pay for the entire area.
Potential buyers are very picky and being able to satisfy everyone’s need is impossible. However, there are certain points that are equally important for everyone: cleanness, brightness, spacious and non-smelling rooms. If any of those points are missing, it’ll surely affect your potential buyer’s final decision.
In order to make your rooms feel spacious, empty the rooms by getting rid of the personal stuff as they make your rooms look overloaded. As far as buyers like bright and spacious houses, keep in mind that having a lot of items in the rooms is always bad. Besides, this is a psychological trick that comes from the visual illusion: an overloaded house looks dirty and not spacious blocking the idea of buying it.
Avoid making your house looking like a clutter.
It’s very important to keep your walls and floor super clean. Add flowers, plants, some nice and positive decorations.
While taking care of the kitchen you need to be careful because the first things to leave the bad impression are unfinished food, dirty dishes and bad smells. While being in the kitchen sometimes we don’t notice how bad our kitchen smells. For this reason try to ask a friend or a neighbour about how your kitchen smells. In case it does, remember that you need to keep your windows open for a long time. Well, in any case, keeping windows open is good – fresh air is always great.
Above we have talked about the outdoor lighting, but we also need to think about how to improve the light inside the house. Usually, natural light sources (doors, windows) are the best ways to make your house look bright, but this doesn’t mean you don’t need to add more light to your house in case it’s dark. Dark is negative, especially to the buyers’ eyes. Imagine that these people are going to live in that house maybe till the end of their lives and they wouldn’t like to pay for a dark and negative house.
Use all the possible light sources you have: doors, windows, lamps, etc. Do everything to make your house look bright!
These were the most important points everyone needs to take into account while selling a house. We know that it is not an easy task, but avoiding all those above-mentioned points will make you wait for a long time for someone to pay attention to your property.