Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?
One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small spaces in your home seem more spacious.
Buyers also love to see a clean and uncluttered home. Think of how inviting a hotel room looks at first glance, with everything neat and organized. Of course, your home isn't a hotel, but the more neat and attractive you can make each room, the better.
One thing buyers don't love to see is potential maintenance issues. So as much as possible, get things fixed or updated.
In fact, the more "finished" and "move in ready" your home looks, the more likely a buyer is to make an offer.
Don't forget the surrounding neighbourhood either. A buyer may not take the time to explore the area, so be sure to make a list of the most appealing features. You might want to take a picture of the brand new playground just down the street or print off a local map showing nearby shopping and other points of interest.
It's not about creating a false impression. Rather, it's about making your home look its best and drawing attention to its most enticing features. "If there are two similar homes at close to the same price, one that shows beautifully and the other that shows just OK, that buyer is going to go with the home that shows best every time." (Robert Irwin, Fix It, Stage It, Sell It Quick!)
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