With so many homes for sale at any given time, you need to make sure that your home stands out from the competition. In order to do this, you must make sure that your home is in the best shape possible when potential buyers come to view it. Here are a few things you can do to get your home in tip top shape.
Pack Away Personal Items
While personal mementos may have a special meaning to you, they can interfere with a potential buyer's ability to visualize your home as their own. This means that before the showing, you should try to remove family photos, trophies, medals and other personal items in order to help buyers see themselves living in your home.
Remove Pets From The Home
Not all home buyers will want to view a home in which pets are residing. This may be due to an aversion to animals or medical reasons such as allergies. Plan to have your pet or pets sent elsewhere and also to pack away pet items, in order to make the home more attractive to these kinds of buyers.
Let Light Come In
Pull back your curtains and open your blinds to let light come into your home during a viewing. Buyers will be more drawn to your home if it appears bright and cheery. This will increase your chance of getting a sale. If you have window screens be sure to remove them in order to get even more light to come in. A home that is bright allows potential buyers to feel as if they will be happy and at peace in the home, the psychological effect created by letting light into the home can be enough to secure you a sale.
Get A Professional Cleaning
Consider having professional cleaners come in to do a thorough clean in order to make your home appear even more attractive to potential buyers. Have them clean your walls, let them shampoo and vacuum your carpets. Having everything in its place and looking clean and shiny can greatly increase your chances of getting a sale. Remove any clutter from your home as well while cleaning, if there is excess furniture or items lying around that are old and not in use, consider putting them in storage while your home is open for viewing.
Selling your home can be a challenge. However, by highlighting all the best points of your home and by helping potential buyers visualize themselves living in the home, you will have a better chance of securing a sale.