Selling or thinking of selling your home? Here are the 4 major points buyers focus on when looking at a house:
A lot of time is spent in bathrooms. Time doing hair and makeup, showering or having baths to relax as well as occasionally taking time to read a magazine or book. Considering this we know that buyers will be very critical of the details – is it bright? Are the mirrors the right size? Is there enough counter space? Is there a soaker tub?
The main goal is to allow them to be able to picture themselves living in the space. The best way to do that is by making sure the room is in tip-top shape and staged correctly. Check that the grout is clean in the bath or shower, amenities are unused and a fresh loofa or bar of soap is in the shower. These little details will keep the room feeling fresh and give potential buyers the opportunity to imagine the space as their own.
This is the space that is lived in the most and often used for entertaining. Maximize the space here – remove extra clutter to keep it open for easy mobility. Keep pillows, blankets and the like to a minimum so that there is space to sit and relax. Take care to dust the mantle and all ledges so that when buyers take a second to sit and observe they are not distracted by dust.
Many people consider this the most important space in the house! This room will be used for entertaining, cooking meals, and serving holiday feasts. Function is the key selling point here. Make certain to remove any clutter, take away any small appliances that do not increase the décor or fit the persona of the kitchen. Ensure everything is clean, including the inside of the fridge, as it will assist the buyer in envisioning themselves cooking and entertaining.
The senses have a huge impact on what a buyer thinks and how they remember a home. Make sure there is no overwhelming scents guarantying the buyer takes away their memories of the space – not just how it smelled. A helpful tip is to place a dab of vanilla on a light bulb or two throughout the house to give it a welcoming smell that is not overpowering.
Overall, make certain your home is appealing to the senses, clean, and clutter-free. This will ensure it leaves a lasting positive impression on possible home buyers!
By Sonja Vernon Wood