Your excited to get your home sold. Your home is on the market, and you selected a real estate agent you have confidence in. Visitors show up, but you're left empty with no offers. So what now? To help aid in the selling of your home, I will layout some ideas that will have more people showing up at your open house. The goal here is to obtain that all important "stamp of approval" in which the red imprint reads: "SOLD."
Usually, the first place your potential buyer is going to see, will be the front of your house. You want your customer to feel as though they were driving in front of their own home. You want your customer to experience a positive first impression. To please your customers, it should look neat and clean. Trim the grass, throw away the weeds if necessary, trim the leaves if possible, plant some flowers, and if it's possible, clear out the walkway for your clients.
A tidy condo is important. These include things like giving your carpets a nice clean, mopping your floors, clearing out of any dust that can potentially get in the way, and of course, those windows, just give them a quick wash (both inside and out). You may sometimes get clients that have a keen eye, so to speak, and of course, they are almost accustomed to looking at things like this in particular.
Try staying netural. The idea here is not to "feed" your buyer your style. A customer enters in your apartment, looks at a black and orange wall, and could be immediately turned off. The proposition is for your clients to envision it as their own. Ultimately, keeping things neutral is key.
Nice lighting should not be overlooked. This will help open your place. Seems apparent, right? Unfortunately, as a real estate agent myself, I've seen this overlooked many times. Check all the lights in each room, and just make sure they aren't dead. And although it's an excellent proposal to do this, I would be more concerned with areas that require more reproduction lighting. These incorporate areas like the basement and bathrooms. It's sound to open your curtains as well. Simply put, it's proficient to have a lot of real light.
Making necessary repairs. These involve stuff like a new, fresh, coat of paint, patching holes in the wall, and repairing ripped patio door screens. Make people see your property is in fine condition. This would be a great idea.
Staying away from clutter. The last thing you want is for one of your potential buyers to walk in, and feel like they can't move anywhere. Keep this as a non issue as best as you can. You can take away stuff like pictures perhaps, basically anything that just really doesn't need to be there. You want as much space in your home as possible. You want your visitor to visualize it as their own.
Sure the concepts stated above can be helpful, but it doesn't necessarily promise your apartment will get sold. Remember that the ultimate goal is to have your home feel inviting and have your customer view it as their own. Now, it's time to find a potential customer that wants your property. Best of luck!
Bruno Cristini has been a real estate agent for some years. Bruno runs a real estate holding company. Get in contact with us by requesting more information.