Do you want to put your home on the market this year? If so, your home must be appealing and emotionally attractive to a buyer. Understand that you’ll have real competition with other homes for sale in your area and price range. If there is too much work to do to get your home to their liking, a buyer will move on to another home, quickly disqualifying yours.
The condition of your home is of the utmost importance. Your home needs to be properly prepared to sell. In preparing your home for viewing by prospective buyers, remember that people buy on emotion. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a situation where it takes longer to sell your property.
Some floor plans and structural features aren’t what a buyer is looking for and there is nothing a home owner can do about this. But generally, the condition of the home interior and exterior is in your power as the home owner to prepare, fix, or improve upon. If the condition of the home is superb, upgraded, and has all the desirable features, it will certainly be set apart from the competition.
You’re home has to feel right to a buyer. This emotional connection is what moves a buyer to offer on your home. To do this, you need to depersonalize anything visibly unique to your life. With your things and pictures, it is challenging for a buyer to imagine their things, etc. Also, drastically declutter unnecessary items in the home. Stage your home simple, flowing, and nicely.
If your home is dated and older, you can change out the hardware on doorknobs, fixtures, light switches, etc that will give an updated appearance. If you need to put a fresh coat of paint on a weathered, worn looking wall, do it. Lastly, deep clean your home. They will know the home was cared for. Make it feel fresh, clean, and current. Positive vibes will descend upon buyers touring your home, and they will feel the connection.