HOW TO “DRESS YOUR HOME FOR SALE”
This guide will help you highlight your home’s best features in ways that appeal to your prospective buyer’s senses and emotions. From interior design to home improvement, it’s all in the details.
Tip #1: “Curb” Appeal!
The way your home looks from the street can make or break a sale. A large percentage of homebuyers decide whether or not to look inside a house based on its curb appeal. The good news is that you can help the situation by spending some time freshening up its exterior appearance for a great first impression. Make sure the sidewalk and front walkway are free of debris. Remove weeds, grease or oil spots and fill cracks in your driveway.
Keep the grass mowed and the weeds pulled, trim the trees and bushes, and (weather permitting) plant flowers to add a touch of color. During winter, remove snow from entryway and driveway to appear more inviting. Repair loose roof shingles and clean the windows (inside and out). Repair torn screens and clean outdoor light fixtures. A new paint job or power wash can really give a home a face-lift!
Tip #2: Appealing to all 5 senses!
Set your home’s fragrance with a welcoming aroma; avoid strong odors from pets, cooking or tobacco. Give your home an open, airy feel by opening the curtains and pulling up the blinds. Turn on as many lights as possible! Remove clutter; the idea is to leave a blank canvas for buyers to fill in with their own ideas and imagination!
Tip #3: Let your sales associate show the house!
He or she knows the business and will present your property to its best advantage. Plus, potential buyers usually feel more comfortable when the seller is not present. Remember, staged homes are perceived as comfortable, attractive and well cared for, and have been proven to sell faster and for more money! For many more Tips & Tricks contact Mike or Jenna anytime!