When selling your home, it is important to think about your potential buyer. As they tour your home, they are going to ask themselves if they can see themselves living there. As the seller, you need to know what aspects the average buyer is looking for. The more you can make your house feel like a home, the better chance you have of selling it. Furthermore, if you can exceed their expectations, you may be able to get more for it.
So what are some of the main aspects home buyers want? Follow these DAK Self-Storage home staging tips to make your house more appealing.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
Making a good first impression is important. The front of your home is what buyers will look at first. Here are some simple ways to add curb appeal to your home.
- Make sure the garden and lawn are groomed.
- Add some color with flowers.
- Add fresh coats of paint to your doors, trim, mailbox, etc.
- Get a new door mat.
- Store away bikes, sleds, and tools at DAK Self-Storage
Potential buyers will think about how much work needs to be done before they move in. The less they have to worry about, the more likely they are to buy.
Do Easy Updates
If there are simple updates inside, you will want to take care of those as well. Focus on tasks that are not too expensive. You don’t want to put all your money into a home, you are no longer living in. Here are some simple indoor updates.
- Replace old wallpaper or paint. Fix dents in the wall.
- Add some plant life.
- Get new pillows to make your furniture pop and look comfortable.
- Get new throw rugs.
- Update accessories and décor.
Many people are attracted to a modern feel. This is why DAK Self-Storage regularly touches up and updates our facility. Yet, you will want to match the interior of your home to the exterior. If you have an older home, you may want to use some antique furniture. If you have a log cabin you will want to create a woodsy feel. Look at the outside of your home and think about what someone would expect to see inside.
Clean and Get Rid of Clutter
No buyer wants to show up at your home and see toys, papers, and your other belongings laying everywhere. That would be a quick turn off. Be sure to clear out as much clutter as you can before you let people tour your home. If your new home is not ready yet, use DAK Self-Storage in Leesport to store your belongings. We rent a variety of units at competitive rates.
You will also want to make sure your home is clean. Buyers don’t want to see dust, dirt, or mold anywhere. Store away extra furniture at DAK Self-Storage. This will make your home seem larger. This is often an important selling point.
Also, get rid of more personal items. This includes personal collections, memorabilia, and family photos. The new family may subconsciously relate these items to your home. If you support a cause they don’t like, they may end up not wanting to buy your home.
Make It a Home
Finally, you will want to make your house feel like a home. Buyers will look for a sense of unity. If everything is arbitrarily placed, it will look more like a DAK Self-Storage unit than a home. Give the space flow and unity by using similar colors and patterns throughout each room. Don’t leave your walls bare. Add some interesting art or sculptures to create focal points.
The smell of your home can also be a key seller. Add some fragrance to your home or just make sure it smells clean. If the buyers feel comfortable, you have a better chance of selling your house.