Thursday, September 7, 2017

Best Foot Forward: Is Your Home As Enticing To Potential Buyers As It Should Be?

House Lights Turned on

Trying to sell your home can often be a pretty stressful and difficult experience. After all, you've probably put a great deal of time and hard work into making it as nice as possible. This means that if people come to view it and walk away feeling as though it's not right for them, that can be incredibly disheartening. However, the truth is that there could be a whole host of reasons why potential buyers aren't seeing the same positive qualities in your home that you see. If your home isn't putting its best foot forward from the moment potential buyers pull up to the driveway, then you're going to find it much harder to make anyone see the positive qualities about it. In order to make the whole process much easier for you, here are a few ways to make your home as enticing to buyers as possible.

First impressions matter

One of the most common mistakes that people make when showing their home to potential buyers is that they only ever thing about the interiors. Sure, the moment that the people viewing the house step through the door is an incredibly important one, but that's not the first impression that they get of the house. The true first impression is the moment they walk up to the front door. By making sure that the front yard is neat and well arranged and that your front door has a fresh coat of paint on it, you can make sure that buyers are feeling as positive as possible from the moment they lay eyes on the property.

Light makes all the difference

People tend not to think about the way that light impacts their home a lot of the time because it's often more about how it makes a room FEEL than anything else. However, if your house windows aren't letting in enough light, then your rooms can easily end up feeling dank and cramped. Make sure that you're letting in as much natural light as possible so that your rooms feel as bright and spacious as possible.

Keep it clean

Now, most people are probably aware that if you want to make a good impression with your home, then it should be clean and tidy. However, the standards that you have for your home might not be the same as a prospective buyer. You might be alright going a couple of days without dusting the shelves in your living room, after all, it's just a bit of dust. But when someone is looking to buy a home, those little imperfections become hugely amplified in their minds. Sure, it shouldn't actually matter, after all, they're buying the house, not the dust! But these little touches really do impact how a person feels when they're deciding whether or not a house is right for them.

Of course, none of this is to say that doing these things is going to take all of the stress out of trying to sell your home. However, it will make it much easier for you to show off everything your home has to offer and help you find someone who will love it just as much as you did.

xxo
Kim

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