by Shawn Clayton
on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 10:51am.
It is not easy to know what to do to sell your Holmdel home quickly. This is particularly true for those selling their home for the first time. Sellers can use help in learning which factors to prioritize when showing a home to prospective buyers. What are some secrets to showing a luxury home successfully?
Understand what you can do to make a positive impression on buyers when showing a home today.
Leave No Stone Unturned
When it comes to showing a home make sure cosmetic flaws and small repairs have been taken care of beforehand. Shampoo carpets and remove any stains from children, pets or regular wear. The home should be painted prior to listing and cracks in the walls or foundation already addressed. Stains, cracks and peeling paint can be off-putting for prospective buyers who want a home in good repair. All appliances, faucets and switches should function properly. The majority of these concern require little expense to repair and can make for a smoother experience when it comes time to sell.
Depersonalize and Declutter
Buyers want to envision a certain lifestyle and it generally does not include a previous owner's odds and ends and forgotten projects. Store away small projects, children's toys and personal affects. You want your home to be an inviting bare canvas so to allow owners to easily add their ideas to a space when imagining what living in a home would be like. Buyers often find it hard to detract unwanted items. Organize items in garages and storage areas and keep the area as clean and neutral as possible.
Clean and Remove Odors
It should be obvious but a clean home is more inviting and gives homeowners the idea that homeowners have been invested in the regular maintenance of a home. Clean windows and floors. Wash and put away dishes. Take care of obvious signs of pets as some buyers may be allergic to specific allergens. Eliminate musty or stale odors by regular cleaning, removing any garbage and open ash trays. Avoid using sprays or candles to cover up unwanted smells and either open windows or cook up a batch of cookies to create a more inviting scent.
Be Ready to Leave a Home
In general, buyers are more comfortable viewing a home and providing honest feedback when owners are not on the premises. Homeowners who choose to stay in the house during a showing, such as in an office or bedroom, create an impediment to showing the entire a home for agents and may not be able to benefit from useful insights provided from buyers and agents. Leaving pets on a property can make it hard to show a home altogether. Rather than cage a pet in a room, try to find another person, such as a neighbor, who knows the animal and can take them in for an hour or two. Create options to leave a home on short notice for showings.
Stage the Home
Having your home professionally stage may help prospective buyers envision themselves in your home. Highlight important aspects of a home by creating a layout that promotes an attractive lifestyle. Prospective buyers may enjoy entertaining. Set up the dining table to give the impression that it can be used in such a way. Make use of outdoor areas, such as desirable porches and decks, to promote seasonal entertaining, relaxation or dining options. It is up to owners and their agents to set the stage for possibilities when it comes to using different areas of a specific home.
Plan and Be Open to Suggestions
An agent may provide feedback to help owners sell a home. Choose a real estate agent with experience and expertise and then listen to advice offered to quickly sell a home.