A listing can go from drab to fab with a few improvements. This could be something as small as trimming shrubs or something as major as a kitchen remodel. When a home sits on the market for a long time, buyers start thinking that there is something wrong with it. Advise sellers to focus on the following improvements to make their homes irresistible to buyers.
Update the ExteriorCurb appeal helps sellers to have the most gorgeous home on the block. Buyers don’t give sellers a second opportunity to make a great first impression; they judge them by the first. When they drive by a house, they want to see a home that is well-maintained and cared for. Anything less might make them think that the interior is no better.
Clean the Interior ThoroughlyWhile curb appeal might make buyers more interested in a property, sellers must take additional steps if they want to keep buyers glued. The cleanliness of a property affects a buyer’s impression of its condition. Kitchens and bathrooms play a major role in influencing a buyer’s decision so sellers must concentrate on these two areas.
Minimize ClutterClutter prevents buyers from seeing how they can use the space. It is a major distraction as it makes buyers focus more on it than on other features of a property. Sellers with limited space can rent storage units for their belongings. Remind your sellers that what seems beautiful or unique to them might actually repel buyers. Some of the things they can do to get rid of clutter include:
- Hold garage sales to dispose of unused items and to get ready to move.
- Store unused shoes and clothes to make bedroom closets look roomy.
- Get rid of spoilt or damaged furniture.
- Remove items like toys, books, and tools from open shelves, countertops, closets, and garages.
- Organize shelves, cabinets, closets, and pantries as buyers are bound to inspect these areas.