How to make your home irresistible to buyers with these expert tips.
Real estate showings play a pivotal role in attracting potential buyers to your home. In fact, a recent study revealed that 79% of buyers consider a private tour extremely or very important when making their home-buying decisions. To ensure your showing leaves a lasting impression, here are ten essential tips:
1. Clean thoroughly. Start by giving your home a thorough cleaning. Steam clean carpets, mop or vacuum hard floors, clean windows, polish appliances, and pay special attention to scrubbing the bathrooms.
2. Depersonalize and declutter. Remove personal items and clutter from each room. Minimize family photos and personal decor to help buyers envision themselves living in the space.
3. Rearrange furniture. Consider rearranging furniture to maximize space and highlight each room’s purpose. Removing excess furniture can make rooms appear larger and more inviting.
4. Boost curb appeal. First impressions matter. Maintain your home’s curb appeal by tasks like planting flowers, weeding, and keeping the lawn well-maintained, adjusting your to-do list based on the season.
5. Tidy storage spaces. Buyers appreciate ample storage. Keep closets, pantries, and the garage tidy, as potential buyers will likely explore these spaces.
6. Showcase best features. Highlight your home’s best features. For example, if you have beautiful hardwood floors, remove any rugs that may be covering them.
7. Secure valuables. Prioritize the security of your belongings. Lock away valuables to prevent theft or access to private information.
8. Plan for pets and kids. Try to arrange showings when family members, pets, or children are not present. It can create a smoother and more focused viewing experience.
9. Set a comfortable temperature. Keep your home at a comfortable temperature during showings. A well-heated home in winter or a cool one in summer can encourage buyers to linger.
10. Offer refreshments. Create a welcoming atmosphere by providing refreshments such as snacks and beverages. Ensure there’s a visible garbage can for visitors to use.
If you have any questions about the home selling process or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re here to help you make the most of your real estate journey.