Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / by Caleb Pearson
You think buying a new house is a tiring process? Think again, because selling is bound to put you through the ringer. Getting your house ready for the big sale is the first and most important step in your new venture. But don’t worry because my team is here to help you through it! Try these tips and tricks to make sure your house is ready to put on the market!
When prospective buyers come to your house, they want to see not only the layout, but what you’ve done with the place. Buyers want to be able to imagine themselves and their belongings in every room of your house. Make sure each room has a purpose and a function that the buyer would be interested in. Keep it general like a game room, an office or a family room.
Add to the Decor
Spruce the place up a bit. Buy a few things to hand on the walls or add some decorative throw pillows to brighten the place up a little. However don’t go overboard. It’s better to keep the interior simple and unique. Filling the house up will only take away from the look and feel of the house and leave a bad taste in the buyers mouth.
Clear the Clutter
Get rid of the junk that’s lying around. Although you may think that your DVD collection is nothing but impressive, try putting some of them in the closet for the showings. Clean the clutter and organize your home. Everything needs to have a place because you don’t want the buyers thinking that there isn’t enough room for all of their stuff.
Once you start cleaning you might find things that are in need of fixing. It’s better to start this process early. It might seem time consuming and costly at the time but keeping the house presentable will only improve your chances of getting your asking price.
Know Your Target Market
The real estate market has a wide variety of clients. Not all clients will be interested in your home. So you need to determine who your target buyers are. Research demographics and income classes in your region to helps find the right buyer. It’s better to consult your real estate agent for help with this process as it can become overwhelming.
Light colors produce feelings of peace and comfort. Most buyers are looking for just that. They want an open and spacious floor plan. Dark colors can make a space feel small and closed in. Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint can also make the place look cleaners and sharper.
Avoid Letting Pets Out During Showings
You might not mind your pet hanging around the house and running about but not everyone does. Some buyers are turned off by the presence of animals. They may start thinking about the damage or small they could have caused.