Finding the right buyer for your home goes far beyond taking lovely photos and posting them on the MLS. After listing your property, and even before you list, you need to prepare your home for showings.
Pictures can say a thousand words, but nothing beats seeing the property in person. If you want your home to sell fast and at the right price, you need to ensure your showings go as smoothly as possible.
Many homebuyers look for an emotional connection when buying their next house. They go through showings in a more relaxed way and envision what their lives would look if they bought the home.
If you want your future buyers to picture themselves in your home, you have to present it the best way you can. You should take time to prepare your home for showings, and here are five things you should remember:
You need your property to feel like home for its next owners, but it will be their home, not yours. Start your showing prep by decluttering and depersonalizing your home. If you’ve ever been in an Airbnb home before, it should look like an Airbnb.
Clear out your walls, stairs, closets, and all entryways. Store your trinkets, coats, hats, and anything else lying around the house.
Buyers will look at every detail in your home when they see it. You need to do more than dust your counters and sweep floors.
Schedule a day for deep cleaning before showings begin for your home. Ensure your windows are clean, floors are shiny, and bathrooms smell clean.
Go from the most significant and prominent areas to the smallest nooks and crannies that buyers may look. If a buyer can see it, clean it.
Closets are a huge selling point when it comes to houses. Everybody likes spacious closets, which you should highlight in your home if you have them.
Most buyers will give sellers a free pass for closets and garages because they know moving is a tricky business, and you’re trying to make things look nice, and it’s all got to go somewhere, right? lol
Curb appeal is the first thing your potential buyers will see upon driving up to your home. You want to make a good impression, so you should tidy up the exteriors and improve your home’s curb appeal.
Spend a day mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and clearing out the driveway. Don’t forget to clear out the backyard and shed, too, if you have one!
You want your potential buyers to feel a connection with your home, enough for them to want it to be theirs. Set the mood and create a homey vibe by turning on every light in the house and setting the temperature to make each room cozy.
You can also make the experience a little more personal by brewing a pot of coffee or baking a fresh batch of cookies to provide a pleasant aroma. After all, it’s the best way to tap into all the senses!
But it is a stress bomb, and there’s no way around it! Anything you can do to prepare your home for showings will minimize the stress you’ll feel. You don’t need to have your home professionally staged for showings, especially if you’re still living there. A few small touches will enhance the entire experience for every home buyer!
If you want to make sure you’re well-prepared for your showings, we can help. Our team can help you get your home ready to find the right buyer in no time. Schedule a call with us today so we can get started!
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