While this is not new ‘news’ it is a concise summary of the key steps a home seller should be considering when placing their home on the market to sell. Selling and buying a home is an emotional process. Sometimes it is challenging for you the seller who has lived in a home for many years to emotionally disconnect and view the home from an objective vantage point.
I will add two more important tips; one, make sure the exterior of the house is in tip top shape and there is great curb appeal and two, here in Arizona you want to provide a wonderful back patio so people can imagine themselves living the indoor/outdoor lifestyle they desire.
Hiring a professional interior designer or staging company may be money well spent for you to get the price you desire. See the guest post below for the top tips to get your home in shape prior to being put on the sales market.
When it comes to selling your home as quickly as possible for the best price, it’s crucial to make a good first impression. Everything in your property needs to look, feel, and smell ideal to impress a possible buyer. It’s no wonder that so many people turn to the help of an interior designer to help them get their sale right first time around.
If you’re planning on taking advantage of new people moving to Arizona, then it’s important to make sure you give your home the best chance of attracting new owners. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
1. Start with a Home Critique
The first thing you need to do is cast a critical eye over your home from the perspective of a potential buyer. Think about the requirements and tastes of a person who might be likely to buy your home. If it’s a family home, you might want to work on making it look as comfortable and welcoming as possible.
While you’re critiquing your property, make sure that you declutter as much as possible. Make the most of every inch of wardrobe, cupboard, and drawer space you have to get rid of things that you don’t want your buyer to see. This will open excess space and leave more room for the imagination.
2. Repaint and Re-floor
While painting your home might seem like a simple answer to gaining the attention of possible buyers, a fresh coat of neutral coloring can be all it takes to improve your chances of a sale. Use neutral shades to cover up more controversial colors that could put potential buyers off.
Additionally, while you’re changing up your walls, pay extra attention to the flooring too. If your carpets look tatty and old, then it’s worth deciding whether you might need to replace them. If nothing else, a professional carpet cleaning service could work wonders.
3. De-Personalize but Remember to Accessorize
Homeowners spend years personalizing their property with their own tastes and preferences. Unfortunately, when you want to sell your home fast, you need to undo all your hard work. Your personal touches can make it harder for buyers to see their own tastes coming to life within your property, so it’s important to tone things down.
Of course, removing the personal touches in your home doesn’t have to mean getting rid of all accessories and style. It’s still a good idea to gently accessorize your home so that it feels more like a place that has been “lived in”. Adding fresh flowers can bring color to a room, while replacing family photos with framed artwork can bring a space to life.
Stage Your Property for a Sale
Many homeowners still judge a book by it’s cover. Before they can fall in love with your property based on it’s “potential” a buyer will be attracted to a possible house or apartment by the way it looks in pictures. That’s why it’s a good idea to think about staging your home with the help of a professional interior designer.