When you are ready to sell your home, you need to prepare your home for new buyers who are looking for single family homes. During the period of time where your home is on the market, your job is to set-up your home so that it appeals to potential buyers. You want other people to be interested in your home, and to be enticed to purchase it. You want to make your home feel like the perfect starting point for a new family. You can easily fix up your residence and make it feel appealing without spending a lot of money.
Set the Table for Two
Set the table up so that buyers can image eating and enjoying dinner in the home. Put a table cloth on the table. Set out some nice dishes, flatware, and cloth napkins. Add a decorative centerpiece to the table, such as some fresh flowers or another seasonal arrangement. Setting up the table like you are getting ready for a nice dinner will give the dining area a cozy feeling that will allow the potential buyer to imagine what it would be like to have dinner there.
Bring in Fresh Flowers
Bringing the outside inside can really help brighten up the home and make it feel fresher and more alive. You can pick some flowers from your own yard, or just pick up some affordable flowers from the local grocery store. Take the flowers from the grocery store and divide them up into a few different vases. You could even put the flowers into some Mason jars for a bit of a country vintage touch. Place the flowers near the entrance way, in the living room, in the master bedroom, or even in the bathroom. Bringing the outside inside, and adding life to your home, can make it feel more livable.
Allow in Natural Light
Next, let natural light into your home. Many people keep the blinds shut and the curtains drawn when they are home for privacy reasons. When you are showing your home to potential buyers though, you need to let those concerns fall to the wayside. Instead, open up your blinds and pull back the curtains. Move any furniture that is blocking the view from your windows. Allowing in natural light can make your home feel bigger and more inviting.
Set the Smelling Stage
Finally, make sure your home smells good. If you have pets, deep clean your furniture and carpets. During the period of time where your home is on the market, vacuum your home daily, and wash your pet's bedding every few days. Others may be more sensitive to the smell of your pets than you are.
You want to make your home smell good. Fresh flowers are one way to do that. You can also bake some cookies in the oven before a viewing to make your home smell good. Stay away from really strongly scented candles that may trigger a buyer's allergies, and stick to more natural smells that will remind people of a cozy home.
When it comes to selling your home, you want to make your home feel inviting to potential buyers. Set the table for dinner, add fresh flowers, allow in natural light, and make sure your home smells good.