Selling a home can be a big deal and a big process. It can take a long time to attract a buyer, and at times you may attract buyers that will back out at the last minute.
7 Ways to Excite Home Buyers
To clinch the deal faster, you have to use a bit of wisdom. Here are 7 ways that will help you excite people looking at your home, to help you sell it faster!
Organization and Cleanliness
This one is a no-brainer. Having a clean home is vital to having a buyer. Nobody wants to come into a home they want to live in and see the mess that it could become. Having mess lying around, with items out of place will not advertise your home well.
Have all the mess cleaned out and put away everything neatly. Seeing the prospect of a clean and ordered home is a big draw for many prospective buyers.
It may surprise you how important lighting may be. Walking into a well-lit room can lift the spirit and make a prospective buyer happy to be there. Dim lighting doesn’t do much to show the beauty of the home, therefore make sure all lights work and are on when showing buyers around.
Changing the light bulbs from yellow to white light or vice versa depending on the room may be all that is needed. Even an extra lamp in a corner or on a side table can do a world of wonder!
Having a good air conditioning unit is absolutely necessary! This is especially true if you are showing your home in the summertime! If a buyer realizes that the A/C is not functioning well or is out of date, it may drain some of their excitement about your home. And if it needs replacing or upgrading, do that before showing.
If you don’t have one or need a new one, have no fear. Choosing the best air conditioner for your home is not as difficult as you might expect. Additionally, if you change it now, you get to enjoy it before you leave! You can also get a sense of the type of unit you may want in your new home.
This is important on its own, and even more important if you have pets. An unpleasant smell is one of the top causes to drive a buyer away. Nobody wants to commit to living with a gross smell indefinitely.
Soft and natural scents are the best way. Nothing too strong or permeating. Something light and fresh to draw people in, and to give the sense that this a good place to live in.
This is slightly more difficult. You have to make sure that your price is not too high. It should be comparable to the ones in your area, and for homes with similar square footage and set-up as yours. If it is too high, customers will be driven away. Too low, and you’re selling yourself short.
An excitement for home buyers is a good quality home at a good quality price. To be safe, check the value of your home, consult an agent or a website, and be willing to negotiate!
Another one of the most important things on this list! If there are damages to your home or repairs that need to be done, that’s a turn-off. A home in disrepair is not in a good position to be bought. Why would you buy something that you know is going to need extra work?
Make sure any big problems are taken care of! It is exciting for a buyer to know that they get to move into a home that is in a good condition and has been well-taken care of. If you are in a hurry, offering to take care of maintenance issues after they have moved in is also an option!
This loops back to the beginning of our list. Aesthetic is so important when trying to get someone to buy your home. Now, the thing about decoration is that it needs to be as impersonal as possible. Make it simple and neat and appealing to everyone.
A well-decorated home gives potential owners ideas of decorating and making it their own! It is exciting to see that, even though they are buying a home from you, they can make it their home too!
Keep these in mind as you are prepping your home and you should have no trouble! People are looking for homes. If you market yours well, you should be able to get it on and off the market in no time.