First Impressions are everything! Clean and remove the clutter
A clean, uncluttered home is much more impressive and attractive than the alternative. And who wants to visit a disorganized, dirty home? Invite potential buyers to inspect your home by thoroughly cleaning your home and packing away unnecessary furniture. Organize your closets, make sure the kitchen is spotless and generally eliminate all clutter. By putting away your knick-knacks and personal photos, you allow a buyer to see themselves living in the home. Add a bouquet of fresh flowers to the dining room table and place a bowl of seasonal fruit in your kitchen to add a touch of elegance and style.
Make your home light and bright
By opening up the drapes and shutters, turning on lights and replacing heavy curtains for sheers, you will lighten and brighten your home making it look more inviting. A bright home creates a positive mood and offers a feeling of openness.
Make your home smells inviting
To make your home more inviting, light scented candles or simmer potpourri or, better yet, bake some cookies and leave them out for potential buyers to sample. If you are a pet owner, Candy recommends you kennel your family-friend while your home is on the market. Kenneling your pet provides two key benefits; it removes any buyer anxiety and eliminates any risk of odor.
Last, but not least, paint the interior of your home a neutral color – this will help visitors imagine their own things fitting in the space. Finally, have Candy preview your home and note items that need to be removed, repaired or cleaned, then act on her professional observations.
Now more than ever, competition and current market conditions dictate you implement these cost effective strategies if your goal is to sell your home quicker and for more money.
To have Candy Swick & Company provide an expert home preview and professional comparative market analysis, please contact Candy now!
For more information on time-tested strategies to secure more money for your home, read “Five Methods to Secure Top Dollar In Any Market.”