Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Making simple repairs, updates, and staging the home correctly are 3 key elements to improving the appearance of your home. Although every house is unique, the goal is still the same: make the buyer feel at home, and leave a good impression. 

Let’s talk about first impressions. First impressions are everything. Do you remember your first date? And the time it took you to get ready? Yes, this is the same kind of first impression, after all, your hope is that someone falls in love with your home. 

Some items that give a perfect first impression are keeping your lawn well manicured and landscaping cleaned up. Having a tidy lawn can ensure a good first look at the home. Also, scents can make a buyer remember your home. Having a freshly cleaned house combined with your favorite scented candles is sure to leave a great first impression on a buyer. Lastly,  scrub, scrape, and paint your front door. The front door is the first piece of your home a buyer will encounter and we want to make a good first impression. 

REPAIRS. Remember, buyers will typically view about ten other homes, so it is important that you do everything you can to make yours stand out. A good first step would be having your home inspected to see what repairs might be needed and fix as many as you can. Also, touching up paint is a simple job that can make a world of difference to the appearance of your house.

UPDATING.  Some updates can go a very long way when selling your home. Updated kitchens and bathrooms are often the most appealing areas that buyers will look for.  Painting the cabinets and changing the hardware are 2 simple and fairly cheap improvements that any seller can do. Also,  replacing or refurbishing your floors- or simply having your carpets deep cleaned- can make an immense difference in the room.

STAGING. Staging your home is a simple way to give a buyer that ‘welcome home’ feeling. Simply leaving flowers or baked goods on the countertops is a good place to start.  Removing clutter and excess personable items like pictures or decor from the walls and countertops can help a buyer envision it being their own home. Just remember- the buyer is here to look at your home, and not your stuff. If your budget allows it, you can never go wrong with hiring a professional to stage your home.

This could seem intimidating but remember real estate professionals do this every day, and we’re here to help you through each step of the process. Merritt Real Estate Professionals would be happy to stop by to assist with the 3 key elements to improving the appearance of your home: Repairs, Updates, and Staging. Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t have to be a complicated process,  reach out today and let us know how Merritt Real Estate Professionals can help