Top 5 Ways to Impress Home Buyers

Looking for some ways to impress home buyers? Take yourself back in time. Do you remember when you were hunting for your home and you finally found it? You walked in and just got the feeling that it was a great fit for you and your family. Now that you’re selling your house, you need to make that same impression on the next potential buyer.

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Here are some tips on how to impress home buyers.

Clean and de-clutter
Make sure your kitchen, bathrooms, and floors sparkle. Use old-fashioned elbow grease or call in professional cleaners to get the job done. Can you walk into your walk-in closet? Does your car barely fit into your garage? Start packing early and put your seasonal and personal things into storage. Make your rooms and cupboards look spacious.

Repair the little things
Put on your home inspector‘s hat and walk through your house. Make a list of the items that need attention and arrange for repairs. Focus on your entry-way, drywall, paint, sticky/squeaky doors, leaky faucets, flooring and countertops.

Help buyers see themselves in your house
Remove your family photos and personal mementos. For instance, if you’re a collector, pack up your collection. Buyers have difficulty picturing themselves in your house when your personal items are on display.

Let the light in
Bright homes often have a higher resale value. Get your windows cleaned, inside and out. Make sure to pull back blinds and draperies in order to let natural light in. If you still have some dark spots, add floor or table lamps to the area.

Groom your yard
You wouldn’t go to a job interview without being well groomed, so make sure your yard is groomed for viewings. Trim your hedges and shrubs and cut the grass. Pull weeds and cut back any greenery that covers walkways. Or if it is winter go outside and shovel!

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