First impressions matter. A visually appealing house attracts buyers. Take time to carefully prepare your home for showings, including following some of these simple home staging tips.
And don't forget the curb appeal:
Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, dust, and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:
As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgement. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.
Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food, and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains.
Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights.
Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.
When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.
Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.
Working with real estate professional you like and trust makes all the difference when you're selling your Farmington home. A trusted real estate professional will guide you through process from start to finish, and help you avoid frustrating pitfalls along the way.
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