When people go on first dates, choosing an environment that allows both people to relax and get to know each other is critical. The same goes for your home! Buyers will come in and see if your home is a good match for them. Therefore, it is important that we set the stage for the best chance of a connection.
Could you imagine walking into a house only to be accosted by loud music, strong smells and dirty floors? You would probably be immediately turned off and want to leave as soon as possible. Instead, we want the buyers to be comfortable, at ease, and able to build a relationship with your home. Here is how we do that:
- Turn on all lights – indoor and outdoor, even in the middle of the day
- Make sure the home is a comfortable temperature – I like to shoot for 70-72 degrees
- In the winter, consider turning on gas fireplaces if it is safe and doesn’t make the space too warm
- Remove all pets
- Make sure all clutter, laundry, bills, etc are put away and out of sight
- Make all beds
- Sniff out any potentially bad smells – unwashed dishes in the dishwasher, garbage, garbage disposals, dirty laundry, wet towels, and cat litter can provide the wrong whiff that makes a potential buyer wonder what is causing the smell
- Make all the outdoor spaces inviting as well
- Make sure landscaping is neat and outdoor hardscapes are free of dirt and brush
- And, of course, make sure it is sparkling clean!
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