Make a Great First Impression!!

Inexpensive things you can do to make a great first impression on buyers

Fall is always a busy time for buyers and sellers.  If you're looking to sell your home this fall, here are some inexpensive things you can do to make a great first impression on buyers:
  • Get rid of the clutter! Cleaning and de-cluttering always rank near the top of suggested home improvements for sellers. Start sorting your belongings and get rid of what you don't need-or box it up and put it in storage. If it looks like your home can't accommodate your belongings, buyers will believe it can't accommodate theirs, either!
  • Rearrange your furniture to create easy walkways. Remove excess furniture to make rooms seems larger and more user friendly.
  • Remove photos. They personalize your space, but they may also make it more difficult for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your home.
  • Make the space smell nice! Open windows, use air fresheners or bake cookies before showings.
  • Make sure everything is clean-floors, bathrooms, kitchen. Nothing turns off a buyer faster than grime.
  • Consider paint. Paint is an inexpensive way to freshen up both the interior and exterior of a home. Try to keep colors neutral.
  • Don't forget curb appeal. Lawns should be cut, hedges should be trimmed and beds should be free of weeds. Plant some flowers to brighten the exterior and give it a warm feeling. 
  • Start packing up clothes and linens to make closets look larger.
  • Open blinds and curtains to allow lots of natural light in, and turn on lights when buyers are expected.
  • Don't forget the garage, it's part of your home! Get rid of clutter and organize your tools, bikes, etc.

Interested in selling your home or learning more about staging? Give me a call today!  519-670-5436

Denise Connor

Denise Connor

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Heritage House Ltd., Brokerage*
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