The goal to attracting the highest possible offers on your home is making certain you get the buyers emotionally connected with your property. Once the buyer feels they must have the home, then the hard work is done.
Here is what you need to know before listing your property to get the buyers emotionally connected to the house.
Curb Appeal of the Property
One of the biggest surprises in the real estate market is many potential buyers are driving around and making buying decisions even before speaking to a realtor. Once they fall in love with a few properties, they ask the realtor to get them inside. If the outside of your property is not perfect, that lack of curb appeal is turning buyers away.
Spend time trimming bushes, power washing the driveway, repairing the fence, and painting the exterior if needed. Once the buyer feels that connection, they will need to see the inside.
Deep Cleaning the Interior
Regardless if you have one pet or a bunch, you and your family are nose blind to the odors in the house. Now is the perfect time to call in the professionals to deep-clean every inch of the house. These cleaning crews will use organic cleaning compounds that neutralize any odors, while bringing back the new like appearance to carpeting, upholstery, furniture, and window treatments.
Buyers make impulse purchases when all their senses are positively impacted. Creating an interior that looks and smells better increases the odds of getting an offer.
Restoring the Patio Area
Most buyers are looking to see how much room the property has for them to entertain guests outside. If you have a patio area, regardless of the size, now is the time to showcase that area and give it new life. Pressure wash the patio furniture, the deck, the stone pavers, and the fence area. Hire a landscaper to edge the yard, trim trees, and mulch around any flower beds.
Place some potted plants around the perimeter, anything to give the patio area a fresh new look and to increase its appeal.
Working with the best local real estate agent will also help to increase traffic to the property and improve the chances of getting an offer in short order.