How to Attract More Buyers

November 15, 2016

These tips will help you convince buyers your property offers top value for their dollar.

 

Amp Up Curb Appeal

Look at your home objectively from the street. Check the condition of the landscaping, paint, roof, shutters, front door, knocker, windows, and house number. Observe how your window treatments look from the outside. Something special—such as big flowerpots or an antique bench—can help your property stand out after a long day of house hunting.

 

 

Enrich with Color

Paint is cheap, but it can make a big impression. The shade doesn’t have to be white or beige, but stay away from jarring pinks, oranges, and purples. Soft yellows and pale greens say “welcome,” lead the eye from room to room, and flatter skin tones. Tint ceilings in a lighter shade. Cooler tones and grays are making a comeback and are a hit with millennials.

 

 

Upgrade the Kitchen and Bathrooms

These are make-or-break rooms. Make sure they’re squeaky clean and clutter-free, and update the pulls, sinks, and faucets. In a kitchen, add one cool appliance, such as an espresso maker.

 

 

Add Old-World Patina to Walls

Crown molding that’s at least six to nine inches deep and proportional to the room’s size can add great detail on a budget. For ceilings nine feet high or higher, consider dental detailing, which is comprised of small, tooth-shaped blocks in a repeating ornamentation.

 

 

Screen Hardwood Floors

Refinishing is costly, messy, and time-consuming, so consider screening instead. This entails a light sanding — not a full stripping of color or polyurethane — then a coat of finish.

 

 

Clean Out and Organize Closets

Remove anything you don’t need or haven’t worn in a while. Closets should only be half-full or very neatly organized so buyers can visualize fitting their stuff in .

 

 

Update Window Treatments

Buyers want light and views, not dated, heavy drapes. To diffuse light and add privacy, consider energy-efficient shades and blinds.

 

 

Hire a Home Inspector

Do a preemptive strike to find and fix problems before you sell your home. Then you can show receipts to buyers, demonstrating your detailed care for their future home.

 

 

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