The housing market can be a pretty daunting place to be involved in and if you’re looking to sell your house you know that you have a lot of competition. When people are hunting to buy a house they are likely to look at a wide range of different homes so they have a variety to choose from due to the large scale of what they are investing their money and time into. For this reason it is very important that you give off a good first impression. You can’t do anything about the location or the amount of bedrooms your house has but you can make your home warm and welcoming to the potential buyers without even saying a word. Here are a few tips on how to ensure your home makes a lasting impression.
Give your house a facelift
One of the most important things for someone looking to buy a home is their first impressions. First impressions really do count with things like this and if they are initially unsure then they are unlikely to go with your house. Thankfully there are a few techniques that you can use to ensure that your home is giving off the right first impressions. It is the outside of your home that is going to give the potential buyers their first impression and an untidy garden and exterior to your home will be sure to put them off.
Make sure you keep your grass looking trim and don’t have any rubbish lying around in the garden – this is somewhere they may want their children to play or to sit and have their breakfast here in summer.
Declutter your home
When the potential buyers enter you home you don’t want there to be a claustrophobic feel to every room you want to optimise the space. Try to get rid of all unnecessary belongings that have accumulated in every room but try to keep a personal element as this will make it feel more welcoming.
Improve your kitchen
Your kitchen is probably the most valuable room in the house one that is vitally important to give a good impression. To do this you should consider improving the counters and upgrading your white goods products. This may seem expensive but it will be guaranteed to make you the money back as the value of your property will increase massively here. Also it is important that prospective buyers like this room as they will spend a lot of time in here.
Add some character
Personality is a very important factor when people want to buy a home. They need to picture themselves living in the space you are trying to sell so you should try to make the house smell nice. This will instantly make them happier with the surroundings. Fresh cooking is a good, homely smell to go for.
You could also light a fire which will make the home feel like an idyllic place to live as it is warm and comfortable. You should also make sure the windows are dressed effectively and add some plants to certain rooms for a fresh look that gives life to the property.
You want to leave a lasting impression on visitors to your home so you could make them a brochure that really emphasises the homes best features. Also mention things that you have done that day or will do that day around the area to let them know that it is a pleasant place to live.
Additionally read our “Give Your Home a Quick Makeover” blog article for some further tips.