Every home is unique, and showcasing your home’s charm and character is an important step in attracting your ideal buyer. The key is to strike the right balance between showing off what the property has to offer, and avoiding common mistakes that can turn off potential buyers. Investing in a few basic upgrades can help to increase the perceived value of your home and help you make a sale.
1. Set the Stage with an Attractive Yard
Your home may be something out of Better Homes and Gardens or Architectural Digest on the inside, but if the front yard is a mess it makes for a bad first impression that could affect a buyer’s interest in your home. Just as you wouldn’t let potential buyers see the inside of your house unless it was clean and organized, the first thing buyers should see is a well kept front yard or lawn. Adding outdoor plants and decorations, or even just clearing leaves and debris can go a long way.
2. Bring Out the Good Linens
It might seem like a small and insignificant detail, but leaving old worn towels out in plain sight in the bathrooms and kitchen can be a potential turn off for prospective buyers. Remove your family towels while you are showing the house and replace them with fresh ones. Get creative and use decorative towels as an easy and affordable way to add a little color and creativity to the kitchen and bathroom decor.
3. Ditch the Wallpaper
You may love the pattern and have a soft spot in your heart for the wallpaper in your home. But the potential new owners may hate it, and perform mental calculations about the extra work they’ll have to put in to remove and replace it, especially if it’s part of a dated trend.
4. Embrace Minimalism
It might sound like a no brainer, but clutter should be the first thing to go when showing your home to potential buyers. While you don’t have to strip the home of all of your personal possessions, you want the potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the home, which can be difficult to do if they are distracted by clutter.
5. Upgrade the Fixtures
While you don’t have to invest in a major remodel, upgrading small but significant features like light fixtures and door knobs can give your home a big boost in the aesthetics department.
To get the best deal on your home, especially in a competitive market, working with the best team of legal and real estate professionals can make all the difference. Contact us today by calling 212-256-1877 for more information.