Want to make your home more appealing to potential buyers? It’s a seller’s market right now, but that doesn’t mean you should list your home without making improvements first. You want your house to stand out from other similar homes in the area. Not only do appealing houses sell quicker, they often sell for more money as well. Here are five ways to make your home stand out more to potential buyers:
DO THESE 5 THINGS FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS
Houses tend to fill up with items over time. However, too much clutter can make your house feel too small. Open up space by throwing away or donating unnecessary things. If there are too many items that you want to keep or are unsure of, consider placing them in a storage unit until you have moved out. Many storage facilities have free or reduced rent for the first month. Moyer & Sons offers a decluttering package – details here.
Keep It Clean
Everyone has their own opinion of what they consider a clean home when they are living in it but when it comes to selling a house, it must be tidy. You don’t want a sink full of dishes to distract potential buyers from the beautiful new countertop. If the mess is too big or time-consuming, consider hiring professionals for a deep clean. If you have pets, be sure to remove any stains or lingering pet odors. Have the pets stay in a different location during showings.
Change the Fixtures
Look at the lighting in your home. Are there modern fixtures or is it something your grandmother would have purchased back in 1972? Are any of the rooms too dim or do not have enough natural light? Update to more modern fixtures and bright lighting. Allow in natural light when showing a home as it makes the house appear bigger.
Boost the Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is the first impression that potential buyers will have of your home. Walk around the front of your house and see what needs to be fixed. That could be adding plants, removing clutter from the front yard, or power washing the exterior. Not only does this draw in potential buyers, but it can also increase the value of your home.
Ask Your Real Estate Agent
We can tell you what buyers are looking for in our area. Our agents have experience and knowledge of the local market and you can ask us for suggestions when you decide to list your home with us. We’ll help you prioritize the most essential projects so that your home is ready for buyers.
When you put your house on the market, you want it to sell quickly and at a great price. In order to do that, it has to stand out from the other available houses in the area. Taking steps such as cleaning up and fixing the exterior will draw in potential buyers and get your house sold.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at (301) 379-9441. We’re looking forward to working with you!