How you live in your house is simply far different from how you present it for sale. Listed here are areas that I address when consulting with clients. The hope is to grab the buyer’s attention and send them away with that excellent first impression and wanting to buy your home!
You have one chance to make that ever important first impression. It only takes about 10 seconds for buyers to form an opinion. Make those 10 seconds count!
This is the place to wow potential buyers with your welcoming atmosphere. Remember: less is more.
The kitchen is the heart of the home! Potential buyers will pay particular attention to what your kitchen has to offer, and will spend a lot of time in this room. Be aware, potential buyers may open up drawers and cupboards.
It is important that each and every bathroom is meticulously clean and organized. Remove all personal toiletries for showings.
Living Room/Family Room
These are the two most important rooms in your home as they are social spaces. Give the instant impression that these spaces are going to make your potential buyers comfortable and relaxed. It will also be important that these spaces show as an excellent place to entertain.
When potential buyers see this space, you want them to clearly see that the space is the perfect space for their family. Clear away anything you do not use.
This is your productivity workspace. Ensure it looks efficient and perfectly organized to get work done.
Sweet dreams - that’s the key! These are very personal spaces and should be taken seriously when getting ready to sell.
Spend some extra attention in these rooms so that when a potential buyer walks in, the only comment will be, “Ahhhh.”
Hallways and Closets
These areas are clues to a potential buyer as to how maintained your home really is. It is imperative that closets are cleaned out, and hallways are free and clear of any clutter.
Convenient and tidy are key! Spacious storage rooms have a big appeal for potential buyers.
Basements can be prone to drafts, dampness, odors and other deterrents. Ensure you have paid close attention to this space.
Ensure you clear out your garage, and make it look as spacious and useful as you can.
Paying attention to these key areas will ensure you have the highest odds of selling your home quickly.
Sheri is the owner of Get It Together. With training in resale design, furniture layouts, room setup, color selections, decluttering, depersonalizing, organizing, accessorizing, curb appeal and special staging techniques, nothing gets left out in your consultation. For more information about Get It Together and Sheri’s services, visit gityyc.com.
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