As you prepare your home to go on the market, help potential buyers feel at home as they tour your home.
Consider these three simple tips to show off your home’s potential:
It is difficult to envision oneself in a space that is covered in clutter. So, be sure that your home is tidy. The potential buyer should not feel boxed in or trapped. You want to create an aura of openness throughout your home.
Clutter can come in many forms. However, as you begin to declutter, start with décor elements, loose magazines or newspapers, and even bulky furniture.
#2 Remove personal items.
While items like photos and notes are meaningful to your family, you want your potential buyer to be able to envision their family in the home.
In addition to family photos, you might consider limiting or removing political or religious items around the home. While it’s not necessary to completely strip your home of all personal items, it is wise to be selective with your collection for a home tour.
#3 Spruce up the exterior.
Curb appeal is important. After all, the exterior will be the potential buyer’s first impression of your home.
Cutting the lawn, clearing debris from walkways, placing potted flowers on the patio, or painting the front door with a fresh coat are just a few ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.
#4 Incorporate subtle, homey touches throughout your home.
These elements might include fresh flowers in the entryway or the scent of fresh cookies in the kitchen or simple, classy seasonal décor on the mantle.