Buying real estate is an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the situation. It is important to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Your aim is to get others to visualize it as their potential home, not yours. Buyers buy on emotion, not logic. You want lots of people to say or think… “Wow! I could live here!”
Homebuyers like to see space when they visit a home. They will open all your closets, cabinets and drawers to make sure there is enough room for their "stuff." Remove clutter from kitchen cabinets, counters and drawers, closets, basement and garage to show as much "empty space" as possible. After years of living in the same home, you, the homeowner, may not see the clutter but a buyer will.
Make sure you’ve done everything you can - inside and out - to make your home as attractive as possible in the eyes of the buyer. First impressions last. And homes that look their best tend to sell faster and command every dollar they’re worth. Use this checklist when preparing and showing your home for sale:
Make sure your home looks, feels and smells it’s best... let your home be the cleanest, freshest and cheeriest home on the market and you’ll have a much faster sale. . at a higher price.