Take the home out of your house New buyers want to envision themselves in your house. The best way to do that is to de-personalize your home. Take down the family photos and put away the kids art that’s on the fridge. You can put away the memorabilia in storage. This will be one less thing to pack when moving, and it will be ready to display as soon as you move in to your new home!
Clean, Clean, Clean Small details like a dusty mantel can go unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and go around your home scrubbing away. When shopping around for a new home, every detail is key in decision-making. A shiny faucet can make all the difference.
Organize your closets Storage is a huge selling point. Invest in boxes, dividers and other solutions to give the illusion of more storage. Anything that isn’t necessary for daily use can be stored away until moving day.
Pay attention to smell Everyday odors can go unnoticed in your home. If you can, open your windows the day of a showing to let fresh air in. Real estate agents don’t put out cookies just for show. Bake some cookies to give your kitchen a “homey” smell. Not a baker? Fake it with a candle. Most importantly, skip out on heavily scented room sprays. They aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and may turn away some potential buyers.
Tackle your “honey-do” list You know that list of small tasks you’ve been meaning to get too? Dedicate a Saturday afternoon and check them all off. These might be small details, but buyers will notice those scuffs on the wall and that leaky faucet. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how little effort and time it will take you.
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