After years of trying unsuccessfully to list my home on my own, I finally realized that I needed some serious help. I began looking for a great real estate agent who could help me out, and after interviewing a few professionals I found someone that was really in tune with what I needed. They sat down with me to talk about my needs and worked hard to help me to identify different homes that could work for my family. I wanted to make a blog all about selecting the perfect agent to work with during your house hunt. Check out this blog for great tips on choosing agents.
When it's time to put your home up for sale, you likely have a lot of upgrades you wish you could afford to boost the value of your home. However, instead of focusing on increasing the value of your home at the last minute, focus on boosting buyer attention at the last minute. The more people who want your home, the bigger a profit you will make. Check out these three simple things you can do to boost buyer attention.
Give Your Yard a Manicure
Yards with great curb appeal and landscaping capture attention quickly because the yard is the first thing you see when you approach the home. However, you don't have to completely remodel your yard to increase curb appeal. Instead, focus on cleaning what you already have. For example, trim bushes and trees, so they don't look overgrown and neglected. Eliminate any weeds or dead plants. Last, mow your grass and edge it. Edging your grass is a quick and easy way to make it look well-maintained. If you have a little money and the season is right, consider planting a few colorful flowers to draw the eye to your home.
Tidy Your Entryway and Walkway
Once someone decides to enter your home, the walkway and entryway are the first area to greet them. If you expect buyers to stumble down a damaged walkway to a dirty, dingy entryway, they already have a negative opinion of your home. When they enter, you now have to change their first impression, which can be difficult. If you keep the walkway and entryway clean, however, the battle to make them fall in love with your home is easier. Keep the walkway and entryway clean of debris, dead plants, mud, garbage, etc.
Keep Rooms Bright
Once inside your home, people want to see what it has to offer, and if it's difficult to see because of poor lighting, they won't be impressed. The dim light may make it difficult to show off good areas of your home. On the other hand, some people may assume you are hiding something with the dim light. Regardless, however, most home buyers want bright homes, so a dark home is unappealing. Brighten up your home by ensuring you have enough lights. Replace all the bulbs and keep lights on when people are visiting. Last, keep the curtains open so natural light can flood the home.
You don't have to spend a fortune to boost the value of your home. There are many little things you can do to gain interest from potential buyers. If you are ready to sell your home, but you need a few little changes to stand out among the other homes, consider these three tips. For more information, contact a real estate agent in your area today.