Ask Away Blog: Effective Ways to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

Effective Ways to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

Thursday, March 17, 2022

 

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Before you put your home on the market, it is always a good idea to do whatever you can to make it more appealing to buyers. By doing so, not only can you increase your chances of a quick sale, but you can also increase your chances of getting the best price for your place too.

With that in mind, here are some of the most effective things you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers right now:

Deep clean and declutter

One of the simplest, and most affordable things you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers is to take the time to declutter and deep clean it. The less stuff that is in your home when a buyer comes to view, the easier it will be for them to get a good idea of the space on offer, and what they might do with it should they move in, and the cleaner it is, the better an impression it will make. It really is that simple.

If you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your stuff, then put it into storage until you move but you could use the fact you are selling your home to really evaluate your possessions to work out what makes you happy, what you need, and what stuff you can let go of. You’ll feel so much better when you are surrounded only by things you love or need, so give it some serious thought!

Plants and flowers

Although you should remove a lot of your personal stuff to make your home more attractive to buyers, you don’t want to make the palace feel too cold, clinical, and uninviting, so it can be a really good idea to buy a few houseplants )if you don’t already have some) and a few bouquets of flowers. These will make your home more inviting and add a bit of color without making the place feel too personal to you.

Install a new roof

Yes, installing a new roof is not exactly cheap, and if you have a newish roof in good condition, you can skip this suggestion, but if your roof is older and past its best, hiring a reputable company like JD Hostetter to replace it is one of the best things you could do to attract buyers. Not only will it improve your curb appeal significantly, but it will make your home safer and buyers will know that they won’t have to worry about a costly roof repair any time soon, which will make your home all the more attractive to them.

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Repaint the kitchen cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so a lot of people will make a beeline to the kitchen when they are viewing a property. Of course, a full kitchen renovation is very expensive so you may not be up for that when you’re getting ready to sell. However, you can make your kitchen look a bit more modern and attractive by simply repainting the cabinets. This should only take a few hours, and cost a few dollars, but the transformation can be immense. Just watch a few YouTube tutorials first to ensure that you know what you are doing and it should turn out great.

Freshen the walls

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls is a really easy way of making your home seem fresh and new for your buyers. It’s a good idea to stick to neutrals though because that will make it easier for the buyers to imagine putting their own stamp on the place. Not everyone may share your love of yellow or orange or bright pink so stick to whites, creams and maybe the odd gray if you really want to impress without overwhelming buyers with your unique interior decor style.

Landscape the garden

If you are lucky enough to have some yard space on your property, then, it is sure to be a major selling point, providing that it looks good. So, be sure to manicure the lawn, plant a few pretty flowers and shrubs, mend any broken fences and create a nice seated area so that potential buyers can picture themselves spending lots of quality time out there enjoying the sun and listening to the birds sing.

You don’t need to make all of these improvements to your home before selling but the more of them you do incorporate into your pre-selling renovations, the more attractive your home is likely to be to buyers.


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