24 Sep Realtor’s Top 10 Tips for Impressing Potential Buyers
When re-selling your house, it’s wise to make it appealing enough so that potential buyers not only get impressed, but also feel a connection with the home hence prompting them to buy. These top 10 tips as recommended by real estate agents that are guaranteed to impress potential buyers.
Removing your personal photos
Photos are generally known to cause a lot of distraction to clients for they may end up focusing more on the photos thus missing out on the home’s key selling points. By removing them, buyers are more likely to pay attention to the home’s key features.
Accentuate the home’s best features
There’s always that one selling point that makes a client want to buy a home. It may be as simple as a nice view, spiral staircase or floating shelves, among others. The key is to accentuate this/these areas so as to give an irresistible wow effect.
The last thing that you want in trying to impress potential buyers is distraction. Peace and quiet is hence the solution. To achieve this, you need to ensure that there’s minimal noise within and around the house. TVs as well as radios should be turned off. And just in case you feel the need to play music, opt for low volume soft jazz rather than other types of loud music.
Give the Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
No one is going to be impressed by old, chipped or faded paint, as it makes the house look dull, old and dirty. Therefore, invest in a coat or two of new paint. Neutral colors are ideal for relaxing and resting areas while satin is ideal for other common areas, like the kitchen, as it’s also easier to clean.
Get rid of all your stuff
People are known to perceive things differently. This is why it’s important that before a showing, you get rid of any objects or designs that can turn off a prospective buyer just because they perceived it/them as being annoying, irritating or offensive. Examples of this include artwork or collectibles.
Clutter can easily mess up a sale. The key is to declutter the house by packing all the extra stuff. By so doing, the house will look both clean and spacious which is something that most home buyers look for.
Pet proofing the Pad
A house with pets is likely to have a distinct smell that the homeowner might not smell, but a client will. When making a listing and preparing your home for a viewing, ensure that you clean after your pets and ask an outsider to give your home a sniff test. You may also try using a few air purifiers.
Make your House Smell like Home
There’s a huge difference between a house and a home. Buyers prefer homes to houses. To create this kind of an atmosphere, you can try using air fresheners whose aroma create a homey feeling, like fresh scents in the laundry room and vanilla or cinnamon in the kitchen.
Flaunt the home’s assets
If there are some items that will be remaining in the house, place high quality printed cards on these items as they help in bringing focus to not just the house but also to these other features. Examples of these items include high-end and built in appliances. However, desist from over-using the cards. A maximum of 10 cards is enough.
Give the Buyer some Space
Buyers never want to discuss the specifics of the home with the seller around. If you believe in your house, you should let it sell itself. The best thing to do is, take some time away from the house, even if it’s to the yard or porch, and give the buyer the space they need to view the house by themselves. By so doing, they may end up staying longer and possibly, falling in love with the house.