3 Tips That Will Make Your Home Stand Out From The Competition
Home buyers are on the search and they are willing to pay just about any reasonable price to buy your home. As a matter of fact, most home sellers that use these 3 simple tips usually end up with multiple buyers getting into a bidding war just to buy the best home on the block.
The only question you should be asking yourself as a home seller is, what can I do to make my home stand out from the competition? Lucky for you, the real estate agents at Structure Real Estate have plenty of experience helping sellers prepare their homes to receive top dollar.
Without further ado, here are our 3 tips that will help your home stand out from the competition.
Tip #1 – First Impressions Are Everything
We have all heard the saying, “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. Well, this holds true for your home as well. Before a buyer ever sets foot in your home they are judging the curb appeal.
Make the first impression count by making sure your lawn is healthy and not overgrown. A healthy lawn gives a great first impression because it tells a potential seller that you take care of the outside of your home so you must take good care of the inside of your home.
If the outside of your house looks bare or bland, consider adding some new shrubs and brightly colored flowers around the front walk. This will make people feel warm and welcome as they approach your home.
Finally, don’t forget the entryway. You have spent so much time making the outside look good now its time to wow them once they walk in the door for the first time. Go the extra mile to make it feel welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of flowers or even some freshly baked cookies.
Tip #2 – De-Personalize Your Home
Although your home is your home and you have made many memories there, you must de-personalize your home when you are getting ready to sell. Buyers do not want to see pictures of strangers hanging on the wall. They have come to your house to imagine themselves living in it, the last thing you want to do is show them a bunch of memories strangers have made in it.
Get rid of, or put as much stuff as you possibly can in storage. This means family photos, memorabilia collections, personal keepsakes and even clothes and dishes. Not only will this declutter your home but it will also give your closets and cabinets the illusion that they have more room than they actually do.
Lastly, consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Not only will a home stager help you arrange your furniture to maximize space, they will also give you tips and suggestions on how to make the rest of your house stand out in a buyers mind.
Tip #3 – Shed The Light
Unless you are trying to sell your house to a vampire, you are going to want in as much natural light as possible into your home. After locations, good lighting is the one thing every buyer cites they want in a home.
On the inside of the house, make sure that every curtain is open and every blind is up when you leave the house to let in as much natural light as possible. Next, consider replacing all of your lightbulbs with the latest LED light bulbs so you won’t have to worry about a light bulb burning out in the middle of a showing.
On the outside of your house, consider trimming any bushes around the home that are preventing natural light from entering the house. Also be sure to clean the outside of your windows so potential buyers can get a clear view of what their new neighborhood looks like from the inside of their new home.
Selling your home in a sellers’ market means your competition is looking for any little advantage they can to sell their house faster and for more money than yours. The 3 tips we have provided in this article are just the tip of the iceberg of what an agent from Structure Real Estate can offer.
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