Are you a homeowner trying to sell your property? No matter what the reason behind your
decision to sell your home, you must make your home presentable before your agent lists it
on the MLS. A new property on the MLS creates most of the buzz in the first few weeks and
your home should be ready for showing to catch the attention of the buyers. Here are some of
the most important things that buyers look at closely when they come for a showing:
The Curb Appeal
First impression is often the last impression is what they say and they are not incorrect in as
far as the mind of a buyer that comes on a showing is concerned. You can not only make him
interested in your property but also strike an emotional chord in the mind of the buyer even
before he has stepped inside the property.
Clean up the driveway and the patio
Trim the bushes in the lawn
Place pots with flowering plants
Put up a new address plate and a mailbox
Clean up all windows to create a good impression
These may look like cosmetic steps but play on the mind of the buyer.
Create the impression of a home with large space
The number one reason why most people buy new home is to have larger living space than
they already have. You cannot make your home bigger than it is but you can certainly give
the impression of larger rooms and bigger space by removing all the clutter from inside the
home. Do not forget to remove all heavy furniture as it can make rooms look smaller than
they are. In fact, remove everything from the cabinets to allow the visitor to use his
imagination for future use when he buys the property.
Update the kitchen and the bathroom
Two rooms that draw maximum attention of the visitor are always the kitchen and the
bathrooms in your home. If he likes what he sees in kitchen and bathroom, he is more likely
to take a favourable decision of buying your property. Go for minor repairs and
improvements in kitchen and bathroom to make them look beautiful and modern. Replace
broken fittings, paint the cabinets in new colour, and clean all glasses and mirrors to present a
sparkling clean kitchen and bathroom to the buyer. He should feel happy to see his own
image in the mirrors.