When people come to view your home you have a chance to impress them and you should take it. If you make your home look more appealing there is a better chance it will be snapped up quicker. You might even sell it for more money than you were expecting. Here are a few cool tricks that will make sure people don't go away disappointed.
Listen to your realtor
Before you do anything you must understand that your realtor has lots of experience when it comes to selling homes. They will want you to get the maximum amount of money possible, so when they give you advice you should listen to them. They could come up with one crucial suggestion that helps you sell your home a lot quicker.
The outside of your home should be inviting
You will probably be spending a long time making the inside of your home as inviting as possible, but don't make the mistake of forgetting about the garden. It needs to look great too because people are buying the whole package. If your garden looks like a dump you should think about hiring a gardener to come in and work their magic.
Sort out the easy fixes
There are some things that will go wrong with your home and they are easy to fix. I hope you have fixed them, or if not you should do it before anyone comes around. What would you think if you went to view a house and the stairs leading up to the front door were creaking? You would wonder what else was wrong with the house if the owner couldn't fix something that would only take them a few hours.
Hire a cleaning service
Cleaning a home from top to bottom is hard work and you don't have to do it yourself. If you hire a professional cleaning service they will come in and make the place look beautiful. No doubt you will miss something if you try to do it yourself. You probably wouldn't be able to clean the place as well as they could anyway, even if you spent weeks doing it.
Replace missing light bulbs
When someone flicks a light switch on they will expect it to work. If the light doesn't come on they won't be able to inspect a room properly and they might be annoyed. If you had spare bulbs in a drawer you could put one in, but you would still be embarrassed. You're safer making sure that doesn't happen by replacing all the broken or missing bulbs right now.
Hide grimy appliances
If you have horrible looking appliances sitting inside your kitchen you should hide them until everyone goes home. You obviously won't be able to move your fridge or washing machine, but I'm talking about little appliances like the toaster or kettle. If they look great then you have nothing to worry about, but some people do keep old appliances for far too long.
Open the windows
Opening the windows will let the bad smells escape. Hopefully you don't have much of those in your home, but you want it to smell fresh. You can also put some flowers in each room because they will hide any bad odors, plus they will look beautiful and you want to impress people. Baking fresh cookies is another old favorite some people like to do.
Don't be nervous
You want someone to put an offer in straight away, so hopefully these little tricks will help to make it happen. Don't be nervous because you know someone will fall in love with your home. Can you think of any other suggestions that will help anyone trying to sell their home?
Feature writer Jerry Mcleen is an interior designer at Thomsen Homes, renowned home builders in Fargo. Selling a home is often a tricky proposition for many home owners and he has tried to solve some of their doubts via this post.