When you put your home on the market, its pricing is important along with its physical appearance and having the right marketing. Your real estate agent can work on marketing your home and determine an appropriate asking price for its listing, but it is up to you to make sure your home is physically ready to attract a good offer. Here are some ways you can boost the appearance, smell, and sale-ability of your home to help you find the right buyer.
Make Your Home Smell Good
Constant living, cooking, and everyday activities can often give your home a certain odor that may not always be pleasant. Your home's walls, carpeting, and furnishings can absorb bad odors of all types, and you may not even realize it because you are constantly smelling it so you get used to it.
It is important to make sure your home smells pleasant when it is listed for sale, which can provide a sensory attraction to a home buyer. For example, the smell of clean laundry or bread baking can remind someone of home and help them feel at home in your house, prompting them to consider buying it.
You may also consider having your carpets steam cleaned to remove odors that they have absorbed. A professional carpet cleaning service will also remove any stains and spots as well, especially in areas of high traffic or pet accidents.
Painting is also a great way to cover odors from cooking, especially in your kitchen. Be sure to clean your kitchen walls with a solution containing trisodium phosphate (TSP) to remove any grease residue.
Improve the Exterior Appearance
The outside of your home is equally important, especially since it is the first impression a buyer will have of your home. Make sure the landscaping is trimmed, maintained, and watered so it is lush and green. If you are selling your home during the winter, be sure the walks are shoveled of any snowfall and rake up any fallen leaves during the autumn. Neglecting these areas in your home's landscaping can decrease the appearance of your home and make it look unkempt.
If your home has any painted surfaces, make sure you maintain them to remove any peeling paint and apply fresh paint. Also, repair any broken fences, hanging or sagging rain gutters, and replace any burnt out exterior light bulbs. Even the smallest detail can make a big impact on your home's appearance.
For more information about selling luxury homes, contact your real estate agent.Share