When you have decided to list your home for sale, it is important that your home be in excellent condition from cleanliness to curb appeal. However, what should you do to make your home stand out among the rest that are on the market for sale? Here are some tips on how to make buyer’s heads turn when they see your home.
Remedy Deferred Maintenance
Buyers don’t always have the imagination to see past worn paint, missing pieces of trim or a broken door hinge. Furthermore, if buyers see many items that need repair, it creates a perception that there may be other significant items that may need repair. Showing your home in perfect condition will convince all that it has been well maintained.
Stage Your Home
Homes that are vacant or have too much furniture and belongings tend not to sell as quickly. An empty home is hard for those who don’t have the imagination to see how it can accommodate furniture. On the other hand, too much furniture can pose the opposite problem – it can be difficult to see the size of the rooms. Stage your home with the right amount of appropriately sized furniture to take the guesswork out of the picture.
How to Write a Listing Description
Make sure your home has professional photographs and the description covers all of the key points that your home has to offer. List all of the basic details of bed and bath count, but also include any significant improvements. Large repairs items like a new roof or HVAC systems are always good to point out. Finally, pointing out anything that may not be obvious to every buyer like seasonal views or how you enjoy the backyard are also great ideas.
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is the first and last thing that every buyer will see so adding color with flowers or decor will make it inviting. Replace worn or dated fixtures and freshening up paint on entry doors will help create more of a positive impression for buyers.