Buying a home can be one of the biggest investments a person will ever make. First impressions matter. The impression your home gives can determine whether a potential buyer actually develops interest in your property or not.
The interior and exterior of your home should appeal to buyers. It should be attractive and be clean. A good first impression of your home can help you sell faster and at a higher value.
Does Your Home Please Buyers Aesthetically?
Helping home buyers visualize how your property can work for them could determine how long it takes before your home sells. Layout your home with an attractive interior design, including tapestry, furniture, painting colors, etc., to motivate potential buyers and help them with the decision making process.
Prospective buyers get to visualize the layout of your home furniture, love what you have in place and even be inspired to think of ways they can further enhance the appeal of your home in the future. When preparing your home for sale, decorate it to aesthetically appeal to potential buyers. Here are ways to help you improve your home’s appeal for open house or showing:
Make Your Interior Space Warm and Inviting
Decorate the interior of your home and give your buyers the space they’d want to visualize themselves staying in.
- Add Lighting
Make sure your home is properly lit for a warm, visually appealing space that appears more spacious.
- Groom Your Exterior Space
Decorate and highlight your exterior space for a warm and welcoming look. Buyers want to see a beautiful home even before they get inside the house.
- Regular Maintenance
Regularly maintain your home to ensure all the plumbing and wiring in the house is up-to-date. It also gives you peace of mind knowing the house has no serious problems.
Prepare Your Home for the Market
Decorate your home to give it a competitive advantage on the market. A bad first impression should never be the reason for you to lose a sale. Here are some tips to help you improve your home’s value and enhance its appeal and thus impression:
Top 8 Tips to Maximizing Your Homes Appeal
Clean your house
The need to clean your house goes without saying. Wash your windows, dust you blinds, wipe your appliances and mop the floor. Clean your carpets and any other surface inside your home for a sparkling home. Even without doing anything else, cleaning and arranging your home can improve its appearance and thus appeal.
Depersonalize Your Interior Space
Make your home as less personal as possible for viewing. Remove photos and personal mementos on display and hide them away out of sight. Eliminating personal things from sight will enable your prospective buyer to visualize themselves living in your home without distractions. It also makes your property look professional and actually ready for sale.
Remove everything and anything cluttering your home. Identify the things filling up your interior space, including those in your closets, drawers and open spaces. Categorize them in two groups: the ones you can donate or give out and those that need to go into your trash.
With all the clutter out, organize your interior space for a clean look. Things you rarely use can go into storage or your garage.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
Add lighting and bright accents to illuminate your interior space for an inviting look. Scooters, bikes, lawnmowers, toys, etc. can clutter your home. Take them to your garage to create a clean and spacious indoor space. Polish your address numbers, remove cobwebs and paint your walls if necessary. You can either maintain your existing colors or opt for new set of colors on your walls.
Choose Neutral Colors
Modern homes are typical of neutral colors. Your choice of colors can influence the ambience and look of your interior space. It can also determine how visitors feel once they enter your home. Neutral colors aren’t just safe, but also inviting and friendly. They’ll make your home attractive and inspiring enough for your prospect buyers to want to live in it.
Accentuating your home with bright colors against the backdrop of neutral colors on your walls is beautiful. In addition to working on your interior space, your outdoors must not be neglected. Choose interior and exterior paints to apply on your walls for prolonged, attractive touch. Make sure that your exterior paint is made for outdoor use to resist harsh weather conditions.
Work on Your Landscape
Your outdoor space is what your prospects get to interact with first. The moment they arrive at your property, they see your outdoor garden, lawn, patio etc. Mow your lawn, clean your patio and organize your potted plants. If possible, trim your plants into desired shapes and paint your door. Tend to your garden and make sure it’s in top shape.
Consider investing in outdoor furniture and install lighting outdoors to enhance the appeal of your home. Reflect what you do outdoors inside your home and vice versa. Your outdoor space is the gateway to your interior space and thus must look just as good.
Improve Your Home Security
Is your home secure? Buyers would be glad to know that your home is secured, further encouraging and motivating them to buy your house. Look at smart home security systems to increase the security of your home. People only live in places where they feel safe. Therefore, increase your home security and confidence in you and your home.
Repair Visible Damages
If your home has visible damages on the floor, walls, ceilings, etc., get them fixed. However, if you’re tight on resources, hide the places so your prospective buyer won’t see them. Even so, your buyers need to know if they’ll have to do any repairs after buying the property or you’ll fix everything beforehand.
Contact us to find out more on how you can improve your home and create good first impression to potential home buyers!