Remember that if a potential buyer makes it past the outside, it’s the interior of the home that makes the sale. There are plenty of easy and inexpensive changes that you can make to improve your home’s interior.
A clean home is your number one priority
Your windows, floors, tiles, bathtubs and showers should sparkle, your heating and air conditioning filters should be cleaned, dirty carpets should be shampooed or steam cleaned, dripping faucets and oil squeaky doors should be repaired and your home should be kept neat, clean and tidy at all times. Also, consider how your home smells to other people, you may be used to the smell of a pet or cigarettes, but such odours can be a strong turn-off to potential buyers. Ensure storage areas are tidy as well, and remove materials that may be of offense to others beliefs or sense of humour.
Creating a vision
The buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in your space, too much clutter can be a distraction that can make it harder for them to achieve that vision. If you have too much furniture, consider putting some in storage. If you haven’t got enough furniture try renting some. If you need some ideas visit a show home to see the levels of furnishings and decoration that is not too distracting.
Define living spaces
Having a living room/office/dining room/ storage locker can be a negative to buyers, not having an obvious purpose for a room makes it look less useful. Rearrange furniture to create focus areas inside of a larger room, define the spaces through a good layout.
Power of Paint
Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to give a room a makeover. You can paint a room in less than a day. If a room needs a fresh coat of paint, use a neutral off-white. Provide a blank canvas for them to create their vision. Light colours make the rooms seem larger, and airier. A fresh coat of paint also looks cleaner.
Be certain to remove valuables such as jewellery and other items from view. It might be wise to put these items in a safe deposit box before showing your home.
Setting the Mood
On open house days give your house a homey feeling, put out some fresh flowers and fresh guest towels in the bathroom. Place scented potpourri around the house or better still, pop a batch of frozen cinnamon rolls into the oven for a welcoming aroma.
Remember, cosmetic changes do not have to be expensive, and giving the impression that your home is well maintained will help you get the price you want.
Tips for selling your home faster, for the highest possible price
We suggest you consider the following helpful hints while your home is on the market. Some of these points can assist you in achieving a quicker sale, give your home more sales appeal and of course, achieve the best price. We have contacts with the right people who will help you, so don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with us. We are here to assist you and make your sale as easy as possible.