It can be very stressful when you’re trying to get your house in excellent shape for showing to buyers. You need to avoid all the stress, though, if it’s at all possible. If you overlook a few things in the process, the more experienced buyers will understand and not expect everything to be perfect. Get as many as the problems in your house fixed and if there are issues with the home, you’re better off being upfront with the buyer instead of them finding out later on about a major problem with the house.
Every realtor will tell their clients to get their kitchen in great shape for home showing. If you want potential buyers to continue exploring your house, make sure you clean your kitchen. It should be spotless and smelling wonderful. People tend to associate negative thoughts and emotions with environments that are dark and unkempt.
If a buyer has these negative feelings and emotions, it affects your chances of being able to sell your home, so make sure your kitchen is brightly lit when a buyer comes by. This is so important that you should get some new lights in there if ever your current kitchen lights are a little dim. Also, placing wallpaper trim around the ceiling can do wonders in livening up the kitchen. For prospective buyers, appearances are everything, so you need to make the extra effort to make your home appealing to them. Prospective buyers who come to see your home are going to notice even the smallest details — cracks or dust and grime on your windows can make or break the sale. So even before you put your home on the market, make sure that you replace those windows that are cracked or broken. You may think that the windows are not that dirty, but the effect it creates on the potential buyer is huge. If buyers see that your windows are in bad shape or that you couldn’t even take the time to clean the blinds or change the curtains to cleaner ones, they’re going to think you’re not a very responsible homeowner. If they have this impression of you, they’re going to next wonder what else is wrong in the home and they’ll start looking for those.
It has been proven that for home showing at night, turning on every single light in your house increases the chances of a positive impression on your home. Turn on all exterior lights as well. Light affects people in a positive way so when you’re showing your house to a prospective buyer, having the lights turned on will create a positive feeling in them. Open up all the sliding doors you have in your home. Check the tracks to make sure they’re clean. Opening doors and letting the light in will make rooms appear larger than they actually are.
Don’t be discouraged if no one makes an offer on your home and many buyers have been around to look at it. As you wait for the right buyer to come along, you can do several more things that would improve your home’s chances of selling. Think of the process of selling your home like baseball: you have to wait for the pitch before you swing your bat. The right buyer will come one day and then everything will fall into place.
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