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House-Selling Guide: How to Make Your House Attractive

August 24, 2018 at 7:41 pm Diana Smith 1 Tips & Tricks, Top Real Estate

Selling a home is a huge step, involving various modifications, the search for an excellent real estate agent and finally managing to negotiate a reasonable price for your home. Aside from all that, you’ll need to make a few more steps to make your house attractive to potential buyers and sell it quickly and at a good price.

Light it up

The more natural light your house gets, the better it’ll look for the buyers. Furthermore, proper lighting is every buyer’s top priority, so make sure you introduce as much light into your home as possible. Change the lampshades, wash the windows, take down the drapes, and even increase the wattage of your light bulbs if necessary, to make the home luminous. The best way to make your house more sellable is to let the sunshine in, so trim those bushes, and even invest in more massive windows if you think artificial lighting isn’t luminous enough.

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Don’t show off pets

As much as people may be fond of cute furry pets, the little critters won’t look so cute if they start running around the house while the potential buyers are inspecting the home. What’s more, a smelly litter box or a bowl of food in the corner of the room will most likely chase the buyers away, because they’ll get the impression that your house isn’t the cleanest environment. Sending the pets to some pet hotels for the day would be a great idea, unless you always keep them outside, and have a special nook for them with all of their toys and food in the backyard.

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Hire a good real estate agent

Having a professional present the house to potential buyers is a much better option than putting that duty on your shoulders. Look for the best Manly real estate agents who will get you a reasonable price and make sure all your needs are met. Not only is a real estate agent a great solution for selling your home, but they can also give you great tips on how you can improve the look of your home and make it more attractive to the buyers, as well.

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Improve the exterior

Your interior can be impeccable, but unless the potential buyers are blown away by the exterior, they don’t expect much from the inside of the house either. Therefore, it’s essential that your curb appeal is flawless so that you can leave a great first impression. Inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers are one of the best ways to make your exterior light up. A vase of fresh flowers, a small bench, and even a plate of cookies on the porch can look welcoming and quite attractive.

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Make the house show-ready

You never know when a buyer can drop by, so make sure the house is always ready for them to see it. Keep the home in tip-top shape, remove all the clutter, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathroom squeaky clean, and always keep the rooms dust-free. Bad smells will throw away buyers, so clear the drains, and wash bins regularly. Get rid of the old cooking smell in the kitchen, clean the carpets and remove old furniture. Also, try not to keep personal items like family photos around the house, because buyers need to feel welcomed.

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Selling a home can be quite an undertaking, so you’ll need to put a lot of effort into it. Aside from hiring an experienced real estate agent to help you with anything you might be unfamiliar with, you’ll always need to do your best to make the house show-ready. From the exterior to every little detail regarding the interior, make sure your house is spotless and fresh at any time, and you’ll sell your home in no time.

 

Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls simply in love with interior design and DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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