5 Tips to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

5 Tips to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

Selling your home can be a challenge, but the good news is that there are steps you can take to simplify the process, including easy marketing strategies. One of the best strategies that homeowners can use is to showcase their home’s appeal. You don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars fixing up your home; instead, you can spruce up the attractions that your property possesses, making it more attractive to potential buyers. Take a look at some of these easy tips that can make your home look more appealing.

 

Remove the Clutter

This is a simple tip that is often overlooked. When you want buyers to walk through your home, you have to make sure the rooms and pathways are as clear as possible. If you have a lot of items being stored throughout the home, now is the perfect time to throw those items out, give them away to family and friends, or donate the items to charity. The objective is to downsize. This is not only a good way to make your home more attractive, it can also prevent you from taking unused items to your new home.

 

Improve Lighting Features

If upgrading the lighting in your home is within your budget, do it. This doesn’t require you to install new electrical systems; instead, you can throw away outdated lamps and lighting fixtures and replace them with more modern devices. This tip is extremely important for older homes; although the property may be dated, buyers want to see a newer look and appeal on the inside. In addition to lighting fixtures, sellers should purchase new appliances for the kitchen, bathroom, and other important rooms within the home.

 

Fresh Paint

Conducting a thorough cleaning is good, but homeowners may need to do more than that to make their properties more appealing. You can add a fresh coat of paint to the walls in your home, or change the colour-scheme altogether. Be sure to use neutral colours that provide a soft and inviting feel, instead of bright colours that seem too personal. Before you paint the home, you should speak with a sales representative and get her professional opinion. She can go over the current trends and help you avoid unattractive colours that turn buyers away.

 

Remove Personal Items

You may be proud of your daughter’s school work and drawings, but this could be a turnoff for potential buyers, especially if they don’t have children of their own. Buyers will need to picture themselves living inside of the home, but too many personal items prevent them from doing this. While you don’t have to remove all of your personal belongings, you should take down as many family photos as possible, and remove clothing and toys from the rooms. Consider putting these items in storage, or asking friends and family to store the items on days that you have showings. Removing the personal items could make your home seem more appealing and move-in ready!

 

Clean the Carpet

Before you replace your carpet, think about giving it a thorough cleaning. This can cut down on costs, but still provide your home with a fresh look and more appeal. You can clean the carpet yourself, or you can hire professionals to come in and make your carpet look brand new. In addition to cleaning the carpet in your home, you should clean the fabrics of your bedroom covers, pillow cases, chairs and couches, and rugs to make the furnishings look well-kept.

As a homeowner, you need to take a good look at your home and determine what will make your property more appealing. It is also a good idea to speak with an experienced sales representative who can list those simple changes that sellers often miss. Remember that the more attractive your home is, the better your odds of enticing buyers could be!


Caitlin Weaver
Sales Representative
(416) 890-3017
cweaver@chestnutpark.com

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3

(416) 925-9191