TIP: Don’t forget to wipe off the blades of your ceiling fans. Buyers will certainly turn the fans on, and you don’t want to shower them with dust!
Clear Out The Clutter
You’re preparing to move, so why not start packing early? Aim to clear out about 50% of the items from your closets, cabinets, and shelves. This will help to give the appearance of ample storage space. Prospective buyers will look in your pantry, linen closets, even under the sink. Pare down your furniture and knick-knacks as well to make rooms appear open and inviting. You don’t want buyers to have any trouble moving freely to doors, windows, or around furniture.
TIP: If your home is short on storage space for the items you have packed, a portable storage unit can be helpful - and a worthwhile investment of as little as $200.
De-Personalize the House
Prospective buyers often make decisions based on emotion, on the “feeling” of a home. A buyer is also imagining how his or her own items would work in the house. Smart sellers want to make this as easy as possible! Personal collections, knick-knacks and photos draw a buyer’s attention to your family and interests, distracting them from the product for sale: the house. Remove as many of these items as possible, giving buyers the feeling that the house could easily become their home.
TIP: Remove from view any items associated with your pets, such as toys, food, litter boxes, etc. Some buyers love animals – but some don’t!
5 Easy Steps to Freshen Your Home for Showings:
· A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room or hallway.
· Let in the light! Open blinds and curtains, especially before all showings.
· Neutralizing the color scheme in a room makes it appealing to more people.
· Fresh flowers and green plants are a great way to add life to any room.
· Put away all toiletries and add clean towels to the bathrooms.
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