Making your home attractive to sell or rent
August 29, 2011
First impressions are very important when showcasing your home for a potential sale. Sometimes simple cleaning and organizing is all that you need to make your home become more appealing to potential home buyers. Here are a few tips:
Make sure your home smells attractive and creates good feelings to people when they walk in. Be sure to use a cleaner that lets the home smell fresh. Diffusers, potpourri, and candles are all good options for this.
Areas that must be clean
While it is important to have the entire house clean; the kitchen and the bathroom are the most important. Make sure you make the most effort in these areas.
The photos of your home
Many people will make decisions on a home by the pictures they view online. Do whatever you can to make sure that you and your real estate agent view these photos together before posting them. You don’t want any unappealing grime to be showing in your photos.
De-cluttering your home is extremely important. Also try to remove as many personal items as possible as to not distract buyers. You want buyers to focus on how the home will look when they move into it.
You want to decorate in a way that will appeal to a broad range of personal tastes. Think about replacing strong patterns and strong solid colors in items like bedding, carpet, paint, and curtains.
The perception of a clean home is very important to people looking to purchase or rent a new home. It gives the impression that the home was well maintained. Often people will pay a premium for a home that has been well maintained and has a very clean appearance.