When you are expecting a buyer for your house, you need to learn a few things to make your home look even better and appealing to the buyer. Usually buyers are bearers of bad news especially when you haven’t maintained your house properly. To avoid such embarrassment, make sure you do a cleanup before the buyers arrive or even a day before.
One of the most important things to remember is that your house should be free of your personal possessions because buyers usually come to see a house for themselves and they want to picture it as their own. When you have your picture frames, clothes, etc in the house, it is most likely that the buyers won’t connect to the place. What you can do is take the pictures off the walls, clear your closets as much as possible and pack up anything personal that belongs to you from the house.
Check for any maintenance in the house. If needed, get your air conditioner and heater checked. Everything should be working and maintained. This way the buyer feels that you have taken care of your home and usually gets a positive feeling about the house.
If the walls are stained, chipped or faded, re-paint wherever necessary. This will give a new look to the house. Choose a subtle color and not something too flashy. If you use off-white, egg shell and light colors, the house will look clean and spacious.
Another important thing is to clear is unnecessary clutter from your house. Lessen the furniture from your house so that the house doesn’t seem too crowded to the buyer. The buyer should be able to see the house as a new and empty place where he/she could picture his belongings and furniture. If your house is overloaded with furniture and other things, the buyer will not be able to picture it as his own and will most likely back out of buying the house.
Light is an important factor while presenting your house to a buyer. If the light is right, the buyer will be happy to see the house. Everyone loves light and when your house is lit properly then it will have a good impact on the buyer. Fix any bulbs that have burned out, also make sure that some natural light enters the house. Light also lets buyers see the house properly and clearly.
A day or two before, do a proper house clean-up. Clear the house of all the dust on the windows, doors, floor, and furniture. Your buyer will have a bad impression if the house is not cleaned properly. Hire a cleaning team so that everything is cleaned thoroughly. Clear windows and glass gives a new feel to the house and buyers picture it as their own then. This is a very important improvement you need to do before presenting your house to a buyer.
Whenever you have listed your house for sale, know that you have to improve every bit of your house before the buyers actually visit. The best results come when your buyers connect to the house and picture themselves in it.