When it comes to selling your property, you only have one chance to make a good impression.
The way your property looks from the outside is very important. An attractive exterior encourages the buyer to visit the interior. Your landscaping should be neat and tidy, and in the winter, keep pictures on hand to help the visitor visualize how the yard looks in the summer. Cleanliness is essential: a clear entrance and clean windows will also make all the difference.
Inside, the key is cleanliness. Clean up and get rid of unnecessary items. Remove old furniture that obstructs passageways or clutters rooms. Clear out the space so visitors don’t feel crowded.
Does the paint need to be refreshed? A freshly painted property often sells for more. Also, be aware that darker colors do not help the sale. Instead, opt for light, bright tones. The condition of the carpets can also be a determining factor. If you don’t replace them, clean them to give them a facelift.
The kitchen and bathroom should be immaculate. Take the time to clean appliances and faucets, as well as the tub, toilet and sink. Clear the countertops and don’t leave dishes in the sink or towels on the edge of the tub. Give the buyer a glimpse of all the storage possibilities.
Throughout the house, fix leaky faucets, faulty handles, loose drawers or cabinet doors, etc. Replace burnt-out light bulbs and yellowed electrical plates. Most of these small repairs are relatively inexpensive and will have a positive impact on the buyer.
It is essential that your home be well lit. Open the curtains during the day and turn on the lights at night. If necessary, add lamps in dark corners. Make sure the house is well ventilated. Don’t repel the buyer with strong smells, such as incense or spicy food.
During the buyer’s visit, be discreet and leave your broker alone with the client. It will be easier for him to show your home and the client will feel more free to give his comments.