Top Tips on Presenting Your Home to Potential Buyers
The average home listing in Clarksville TN is $250,000 – an increase of 8.3% over the course of a year. This means that sellers need to work harder to get the price they want for their home. With studies showing that a quarter of viewers’ time on a property is spent eyeing up clutter, it really does pay to prepare your home accordingly for sale. Paying attention to a few presentational aspects can make all the difference when it comes to making your home appealing to viewers.
The allure of scented candles
The scented candle market has exploded in the past year, with luxury candle sales reaching just under $102 million. This is largely thanks to the world of Social Media, with the high-end visually appealing on Instagram and the like. It is therefore worth making the most of this growing trend and placing fragranced candles in certain areas of the home. Research shows that pine and citrus smell makes people happy, so be sure to (subtly) include these aromas in the home.
Ensure you have professional photos for your home
It may sound obvious, but when it comes to selling your home, good pictures sell. In fact, research shows that first-rate photography sells homes 32% quicker than homes usually shots that are visually inferior. Photographers should, therefore, be focussing on accentuating the lighting where possible and bringing out the most appealing aspects of your home. It is advisable to remove family photos or at least keep them to a minimum. Make sure that you cast an eye over any pictures before they are listed on any sites.
Make the house ‘homely’
Having your home staged can boost your chances of selling it. Depending on the size of your property – and whether it is occupied or vacant – it costs $500 – $5,000. A professional can advise you on how to bring out the best features of your property, while also making it easier for viewers to envisage what it could be like living there. Low-level touches might include laying the table for lunch or dinner. For evening viewings, ensure the lighting is warm and relaxing. Make sure you wash your bed linen and make the beds. It goes without saying that you want to create an inviting feel to the home and make the viewers feel excited by the prospect of calling it their own.
Presentation is key
Selling your home can be an emotional and time-consuming experience. However, it is important to put careful thought into the presentation of your home. This is especially true if viewers are trying to choose between your home and another one. A few simple presentational touches could be the difference between an offer being made or not.
Before spending a lot of money and time on home improvement projects, take a look around your house and see if maybe just a little tweaking is all that is needed. – Ron Dayley Realtor – Coldwell Banker CM&H.