4 Things Home Buyers Notice When Viewing Homes For Sale.
When you’re attempting to sell your house, you want it to be in the best condition possible. Potential home buyers should look at your house and be impressed. This article outlines 4 things that people looking to buy a home will notice when stepping into your home.
Prospective home buyers do not want to come into your house and be greeted by all of your clutter. It’s a major turn-off when looking at homes. Remove all of the clutter from your home. If you have piles of shoes in the entry way, put them in the closet. Put all books on bookshelves, if shelves are too crowded, put many of the books into boxes. You don’t want any area of your house to look cluttered.
Buyers can see all of the space your house has to offer without the clutter. You might enjoy the ambiance that all of your indoor plants have to offer but potential home buyers might not. Remove all plants that are sitting on the floor of any rooms. Leave a plant in each room, but place it in a better location such as a table top. Clutter will make any room look like it’s not big enough.
2. Dirty Walls
It’s difficult to keep walls clean if you have children. If your walls need a fresh coat of paint, now is the time to do it. Use a paint that is washable if your children are still small, but hide all pens, pencils, and crayons while you are attempting to sell your home. Make it a rule that everyone only eats in the kitchen or dining room and wash little hands before they leave. It might seem like a huge hassle, but it will help you sell your home when potential buyers see freshly painted walls that need no work.
You might not notice odors in your house because you’ve been there a while and you’ve gotten used to them. If you want an honest opinion, have a friend or family member come over and tell you. It’s important to open windows and get fresh air circulation whenever possible. If you cook foods with strong odors, it’s important to use the exhaust while cooking and once you’re done. Keep windows cracked also in order to reduce the smell. When it’s time for your home to be shown, pop cookies in the oven and use plug-in air fresheners in bathrooms and bedrooms. Scents in the home can make or break a potential buyers’ perspective of the home.
Being home when your home is being viewed by potential buyer is a big no-no. Prospective home buyers will be uncomfortable if they see you and feel obligated to rave about your house without getting to really examine it. If you’re not there, they can look at all the little things and discuss their concerns with their agent. If you’re there, they will probably feel less comfortable about talking about their likes and dislikes. Leave the house when they’re looking at your home.
Selling a home isn’t easy, but there are things to do to increase your chances. You have to think like a buyer instead of thinking as a homeowner. Buyers won’t love all your personal touches as much as you will, but you don’t have to take it personally. Buyers are looking at more than your decorating and color choices.