Six Golden Rules for Making Your Property Attractive to Buyers10 Mar 2021
When the time comes to sell your property, you only have one chance to make a good first impression! The following six tips will help you to draw attention to the aesthetic value of your property and at the same time, reduce the selling time.
Don’t neglect the exterior of your property, as it’s the first thing potential buyers will see when visiting your home. An attractive exterior acts as an invitation to buyers to visit the interior.
Ensure that the yard is well maintained and clear of any debris. During the winter months, consider having photos that show the yard in the summer so that buyers can visualize their yard during the summer.
Be sure to remove old furniture that blocks hallways or clutters rooms. Clear away as much as possible so that visitors don't feel cramped or claustrophobic.
Do a major clean-up, from the basement to the attic, including the garage, and get rid of all your useless items. Clear the kitchen counters as much as possible and give buyers a glimpse of all their storage options.
Inside, cleanliness is key. A clean home will quickly make buyers feel comfortable. The kitchen and bathrooms must be immaculate. Take the time to clean your appliances and faucets, as well as the bathtub, sink and toilet. Don’t leave any dishes in the sink or towels on the side of the bathtub.
The condition of your carpets can also be a factor. If you can’t replace them, give them a good cleaning so that a feeling of freshness can be felt from room to room.
Examine each room to determine which ones could use a fresh coat of paint. A freshly painted house is much more attractive to potential buyers. Remember that dark colours are not conducive to a sale. If this is the case in your home, it is important to consider repainting your rooms in lighter, more neutral shades.
Throughout the house, repair all leaky faucets, broken doorknobs, and cupboards or drawers that do not close properly. Replace burnt out light bulbs and broken light switch plates. Most of these small repairs are relatively inexpensive and will have a positive influence on the buyer.
It is essential that your house be well lit. Open blinds during the day and turn on the lights in the evening. If needed, add some lamps in dark corners.
By following these golden rules, you will increase your chances of selling your home with the best possible conditions.