Home sellers need to be particularly attentive when preparing to sell their home to be sure that it makes a positive impact on potential home buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, the second-biggest reason – after price - that a home won’t sell is because the homeowner hasn’t taken care of details such as ensuring the house is clean and uncluttered, the décor is neutral, and playing up the home’s best features. Here are some tips to consider when preparing your home for sale that will put your house in the best light:
•Pack up all of your personal memorabilia. The potential buyers don’t need to see your life in the house, they need to be able to visualize their life in the house.
•Put away all the objects you do not need on a daily basis. Books, pictures, personal décor, any other knick knacks that once added familiarity and a home like feeling now appear as clutter to potential buyers.
•As the seller you need to sell the idea that your house is maintained well. You can do this by arranging closets and cabinets to portray a neat and orderly appearance, it’s this kind of attention to detail that will pay off in the long run.
•Clean every square inch of the house until it shines. Make small repairs as you go along, patch the nail holes, put up fresh paint, fix the squeaky door. Again it’s in the attention to detail!
•Be sure your house looks as immaculate from the outside as it does within, the front yard is the first glimpse of the house potential homebuyers will see, be sure it leaves a lasting impression.
•Understand once you decide to sell, the home is now just a house. Put aside personal feelings, say goodbye to each room, and begin to look at the house as a product which needs to be sold.