You have cleaned every corner of the house, did some home improvement projects and tried your best to beautify your home. Now, you are finally ready to put that “for sale” sign up the yard. Luckily, potential buyers have been showing interest in your home.
It’s time to welcome potential buyers to your home and show them why you fell in love in this house
Here are some helpful tips for showing your home to potential buyers.
Play up the visual
Buyers have shown interest in your home and wanted to see it personally. This is a good sign. When they come, they’ll scrutinize your property.
Prepare your home for a viewing by making sure it looks clean, organized and presentable. A few days before the showing, clean up every room in your home. On the day of the showing, do a walk through to ensure that everything is in order. Remember, making a first good impression is important when selling your home. Get your property looking at its best.
Check the temperature
No matter the time of the year, you need to make sure that the temperature in your home is set just right before opening the door to potential buyers.
Home buyers want to walk into your home and feel warm on a cold day. This winter, we suggest that you set the temperature a little higher than you’re used to. Sure, this may mean an increase on your energy bill, but this is not the time to worry about that. If your home is too hot or too cold, your house won’t seem as appealing. Set the temperature to 72 degrees to give them a reason to linger. It will be worth your money in the end.
Top it off with food
This may sound like a cliché, but baking some cookies or brewing fresh coffee before a showing is a great idea. This will fill your home with delicious aromas. Plus, you’ll have something to offer potential buyers by the end of the tour.
Some sellers think that they’re being helpful by staying during the open house or showing. They would follow buyers around and point out features, which they think buyers should know about. But if you do this, you may risk losing buyers. Buyers would feel uncomfortable looking at or giving their opinion about the house if you’re there. Please leave the house before they arrive.
Don’t forget to remove personal items such as family photos, trophies, medals and others. You want buyers to envision themselves living in that house. They can’t do that if these things displayed in different parts of the house.