The housing market can seem pretty saturated at times, which makes it all the more important that you make your home stand out from the crowd. If you’re listing your home for sale, there are a few things you can do to make it more attractive to potential homebuyers. Putting in the time and effort to make your home more appealing will ideally yield a payoff of your home selling quickly and for more money.
Keep It Tidy
The potential homebuyer’s first impression of your home’s interior depends largely on how clean your home is. Dirty, cluttered homes are not appealing to potential buyers. Clean and declutter as best you can, then go one step further and hire a crew to come in and do a thorough deep cleaning, as they might catch things that you didn’t notice. Once the worst is taken care of, make sure you tidy up again before any showings.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home is the first thing potential homebuyers see when they come to view it in person. First impressions matter! You want the first impression to be a good one, so increasing your home’s curb appeal is key. Remove clutter from the yard, touch up paint on your home’s exterior, and add some greenery to improving the landscape. No need to go overboard with the landscaping, though — pulling weeds, adding some nice flowers or bushes and laying down a coat of mulch shouldn’t be too expensive if you do the work yourself.
Update Lighting & Fixtures
Fresh light fixtures can really change the feel of a home, especially one that is dated with decades-old fixtures and dim interior lighting. Today’s homebuyers want lots of light, natural and otherwise. They also want the home to feel modern. Consider buying updated light fixtures that make rooms more vibrant and more contemporary. Do your best to bring in as much natural light as possible, such as getting rid of heavy drapes over any windows.
Repair the Little Things
When living in your home for years, it can be easy to put off fixing all the little things. Broken knobs, cracked tile, leaky faucets, even dead patches on the lawn should all be looked after before listing the home. The more polish you can put on your home through little repairs, the more appealing it will be to homebuyers.
Serving Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, California, Helen and Brad Miller bring experienced guidance when it comes to buying or selling a home. Contact realtors Helen and Brad Miller at (650) 400-1317 or visit their website for more information.