Selling a house might be a big challenge for homeowners since there’s a lot of competition so, getting well-equipped with home-selling facts is a good thing.
The National Realtor Association states that almost 83% percent of the population consider their home as an asset. Kacey and I are here to help you by sharing the best selling tips that will help win the hearts of potential buyers!
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST
Do you want to enter a home that feels dark and gloomy? Of course not! It may sound odd, but there are people who develop a feeling of attachment when they visit an open house event and that’s what we want! People want to see a house that’s well-ventilated and has an inviting ambiance. People want a house that is safe, well-lit, and clean. You will never know when clients could be visiting, so we need to make sure that THE HOUSE IS ALWAYS READY AND AVAILABLE FOR SHOWINGS.
The mind has this tendency to judge everything the eye sees within 7 seconds, so make sure it counts. Be creative, and try adding things that can make them feel at home. Choose the best decor for your home whether it’s an old or a new house. Try:
- Planting attractive shrubs and flowers. Hire a landscape expert.
- Buying cheap but pretty curtain designs and hang them on the windows.
- Hanging or attaching wall lamps/light bulbs (if necessary)
- Removing unnecessary furniture.
- To welcome them with a sparkling clean floor and a nice doormat!
- Placing the HOUSE NUMBER WHERE IT CAN BE EASILY SEEN.
Remember: Don’t overdo it! Simplicity is sophistication.
2. REMOVE ALL CLUTTER, HIDE THE CRITTERS, DISPOSE OF THE SMELL AND SHOW US THE LIGHT!
A sparkling clean house should always be on your top priority list. Remove all unnecessary clutter in your house (keep the ones that are good for the frontage!) two to three weeks before showing the house to prospective buyers.
Dispose of any items that give off a smell that will make your potential clients leave the house immediately. Open the windows and make use of an air freshener if needed.
It’s a must that the house gets enough light. A house that’s well-lit is a safe house. According to Elledecor, “the right lighting can make or break a room.” Work on placing easy to access light switch, getting a dimmer to add a special feeling, a light that’s inviting, transcends and illuminates the house. Avoid plain white lights or you will make them feel like they’re in an emergency room.
3. STYLE UP YOUR LIVING ROOM, BEDROOM, KITCHEN and BATHROOM
Always choose the best carpet for these areas, the perfect wall decor, and furniture. Try asking a friend who’s good in designing, or an idea from a cheap interior designer will do!
Furniture placement is a fundamental need for a successful facade. The living room welcomes clients and makes sure that they scan the entire house. Be sure to style up your living room, choose warm, sophisticated colors that will make them feel welcome and place the furniture accordingly. Remove the unnecessary ones; be a smart minimalist.
Investing in your kitchen is a top priority. Buying one single metal equipment will make them think that everything in your kitchen is expensive. You can choose cheaper options but make sure that it has quality. Regardless, if you have a modern or an old-fashioned styled kitchen, updating to the newest cabinet hardware is a sure win.
Leaving a few new kitchen accessories is a good idea too! Choose a neutral color and set up a design that will give them the opportunity to create an idea on how they want it to look like.
The bedroom is one of the most favorite areas in the house. Replace big cabinets with smaller ones to make it look spacious and safe. Re-arrange the furniture, and choose an enticing bedding. Open your closet (leave a few stuff like shoes, clothes, and bags) to show the capacity. Choose a neutral-color for the wall decor and a well-designed lamp shade to promote relaxation and sleep.
Whether you have an old-fashioned or a modern bathroom, it has to be clean and have everything necessary inside it. Remove any foul odor and keep it well-ventilated by opening a small window. Everything that you will use for the presentation should be white clean and spotless.
4. STYLE UP YOUR OUTDOORS AND THINK ACCORDING TO SEASON
Create an outdoor area that will entice people to stay. Try adding furniture like chairs and a small table that’s eye-catching or other knick knacks like flower vases. Choose the best rugs and carpets that suit everyone.
And think according to the season: hype up your designs by creating a style that fits summer, autumn, winter, and spring.
5. PRICE IT RIGHT AND GET THE RIGHT AGENT
Pricing it right is one of the best decisions you need to make when selling your house. Cutting off two to five percent versus the original price is one thing you can consider if time is an issue. You will get a lot of potential clients and get to sell your house in no time! Hiring the best agent is something you need as well. Make sure to check their background, credibility, reputation, and knowledge. Also, make sure that you hire an Agent that’s very skilled and updated with the latest technology and has a social media account. You can check us out here.
These are just some of the things you can consider in selling your house in no time. Just remember to be smart and have fun. Good luck and be sure to contact us if you need more help!