When it comes to selling your property, you only have one chance to make a good impression.
The way your property is perceived from the outside is very important. An attractive exterior encourages the buyer to visit the interior. Your lawn should be neat and, in winter, keep photos handy to help the visitor visualize the appearance of the yard in summer. Cleanliness is essential: a clear entrance and clean windows will also make all the difference.
inside, the key is cleanliness. Clean up and dispose of unnecessary items. Remove old furniture that obstructs walkways or clutters rooms. Clear the space so that visitors do not feel cramped.
Does the paint need to be refreshed? A newly repainted property is often more expensive. Also be aware that dark colours do not encourage sales. Instead, choose light and bright tones. The condition of the carpets can also be a determining factor. If you don’t replace them, clean them up to give them a boost.
The kitchen and bathroom must be immaculate. Take the time to clean appliances and taps, as well as the bathtub, toilet and sink. Clear the counters and do not leave dishes in the sink or towels on the edge of the bathtub. Let the buyer see all the storage possibilities.
Repair leaking faucets, defective handles, drawers or cabinet doors that close poorly, etc., throughout the house. Replace burnt-out light bulbs and yellowed hotplates. Most of these small repairs are relatively inexpensive and will positively influence the buyer.
Create an atmosphere
It is essential that your home is well lit. Open the curtains during the day and turn on the lights at night. If necessary, add lamps in dark corners. Make sure the house is well ventilated. Do not repel the buyer with strong odours, such as incense or spicy foods.
When visiting the buyer, be discreet and leave your broker alone with the client. It will be easier for him to highlight your home and the customer will feel more free to give his comments.