Now that you’ve decided to move, how can you sell your home QUICKLY? While nothing in life is guaranteed, here are 5 powerful steps you can take to stack the odds in your favor.
Put Yourself in the Buyer’s Shoes
This is all-important. Ask yourself: Are buyers looking for a home that’s kinda sorta in good repair? Kinda sorta clean? Kinda sorta attractively presented? Of course not!
They’re looking for a home that knocks their socks off! So do the things you need to do to make that GREAT impression: Super-charge the cleaning of your house. From baseboards to window blinds to ceiling fans to bathroom and kitchen tiles, make your home ridiculously clean!
Declutter Like There’s No Tomorrow
A truly pleasing home is not only clean, it’s decluttered. It allows buyers to easily visualize what the home would look like with their “stuff” in it. So declutter big-time, paying particular attention to mantels and fireplaces, bathroom and kitchen counters, tabletops, laundry rooms, closets, and windows.
Attractively and Strategically Arrange Furniture
Once your home is beautifully clean and decluttered, again go into “Think like a buyer” mode. Make sure your furniture looks attractive, comfortable, and inviting. And make sure it is placed in a way that allows people to easily walk through your home.
One secret of doing this is by placing larger pieces of furniture in storage. This will help you present to buyers a reasonably open area that nonetheless feels warm and cozy. If you’re not particularly good at “reimagining” the layout of your furniture, your real estate agent can offer invaluable assistance.
Present a Beautiful, Set Dining Table
When buyers look at your dining room table and the way it’s set, it helps them imagine their family being there and sharing a meal together. So stage it in a way that “speaks” to buyers. Bring out your best china, linens, and flatware. Add tasteful colors. If you need inspiration and ideas, you’ll find a rich supply on websites such as Houzz.
Bring Nature’s Loveliness Indoors
Nothing brings warmth, loveliness, and “homey-ness” indoors like flowers. A beautiful bouquet, either hand-picked from your lawn or from the florist, brings a peaceful, gentle vibe that says, “Here is a comfortable, nice place to live.” And you can add special accents in other ways, too, such as a bowl of fresh vegetables or fruit.
If you want to sell your home quickly—and with the least amount of stress - understanding how to prepare for an Open House and other showings of your home is the key.
Whenever you need friendly, professional help selling or buying a home in Central Maine, we invite you to contact us today.