10 Subtle But Powerful Tips That Help Sell Your House

Posted On Friday, 15 October 2021 20:27

When you're trying to sell your house, it can be hard to know what to do. There are some things that you need to do in order to get your house ready for sale, but there are some little things that you can do without too much effort that make a big impact. Here are ten of the most powerful tips on how to help sell your house

1) Get Rid of Unnecessary Items

If your garage is full of junk or if your closets are stuffed with clothes, more people will feel like they don't have space when they try and walk around inside. If they don't have room to imagine themselves living there, then they won't want the house either. Remove any unnecessary items before showing your home so that the people who visit will imagine that they have enough space.

2) Introduce a Pleasant and Familiar Scent

Doing so will help create an immediate feeling of comfort and familiarity, which is exactly what people want when they're buying a new home. This small step can make a big difference when trying to sell your house.

Some easy ways to accomplish this include lighting candles or incense, boiling vanilla extract on the stove, baking a dessert the morning of (this Bisquick Apple Cobbler smells amazing), or even spraying an air freshener. Don't overdo it or you'll end up creating a scent that is too strong and unpleasant.

3) Open Up Those Doors!

Having doors close off spaces also makes rooms seem smaller than they really are. If you have doors leading into other rooms or even just one doorway between two rooms, then open them all the way back and put a mirror on the wall next to it. This simple step works to open up the spaces and make them seem much larger.

4) Clean Those Windows!

Having clean windows not only makes your home more appealing to potential buyers but also helps to show off how well you take care of your property. And according to Money magazine, professional window cleaning can result in as much as a 769% return on investment! So make sure to take down any window treatments, then use glass cleaner and paper towels to get your windows sparkling.

5) Declutter Your Closets

Just like cleaning the windows shows natural pride in ownership, decluttering closets does too. If you have boxes, bags, or anything that is obviously stored in your closets, then try to remove them. This simple step makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in the house instead of just looking at it as a temporary storage space.

6) Declutter Your Garage Too!

Even if you don't keep your car in the garage anymore, there's probably still plenty of clutter lying around that sets a negative tone even before anyone walks through the door. If there are things sitting out that would normally be put away, then clean it up and take care of it before showing your property. It will definitely impress potential buyers and not having all that clutter lying around conveys an organized sensibility that can make people more comfortable about buying your house.

7) Make Sure that Everything Works Properly

Look through every single appliance, light fixture, and electronic item in your house to ensure that they all work properly. Even if you think everything works, it's still worth the time to check so that buyers don't have anything unexpected popping up when they're trying to decide whether or not they want your house.

Something as simple as a burned-out light bulb can turn off potential buyers, so take the time to make sure that everything is working properly.

8) Put Away Clutter and Toys!

If you have kids or pets then it's extremely important that toys are picked up and that things are put away before inviting potential buyers over. Having small pieces of toys lying around can be hazardous to people who don't know what your living space is normally like, so take the time to clean up so they aren't worried about tripping or stepping on something sharp.

9) Prepare Your Bathroom(s)

Make sure that everything is sparkling clean, including the bathtub and shower. If you happen to have dirty towels in there, then take them out before buyers see them lying around. The bathroom(s) play a big role in their decision to buy because it's one of the most used rooms in the house, so make sure that everything is clean and sparkling before showing your property.

10) Make Sure Kitchen Appliances are Clean!

Kitchen appliances definitely convey how well you take care of your property, which is especially important in a kitchen. If there are any dirty dishes in the sink or countertops covered with food crumbs, then clean everything up before inviting potential buyers over.

Conclusion

Just a few quick and easy things that you can do to help sell your house. Most of these steps are simple enough that they won't take much time out of your day, but the impact they have on potential buyers is huge! Try thinking back to what it was like when you were looking at houses as a buyer and ask yourself if those little details would have affected your decision one way or another.

Most people want to buy from someone who cares about their property because it usually reflects how well the seller maintained it. By putting in the effort to prepare for every showing, every visit from a potential buyer will be much more valuable, simply by making sure that all those small details are taken care of before they show up.

Good luck with selling your house!

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