Ready to list your home on the Gold Coast housing market but want your home to stand out? In order to increase your chances of a quick sale or a higher profit, ensure that your home is appealing to all buyers. Review some of these tips below to take your home from For Sale to Sold!
Increase your curb appeal
The first thing a buyer tends to see when they view a home is the exterior of the home. A few ways to increase your curb appeal is making sure your front area is kept tidy, hanging a wreath on the door, and allowing buyers to envision themselves in the home.
Invite buyers in
The inside of your home is where buyers will be sold on whether they want to put an offer in. To get them there, they have to want to take a tour inside. Doing a simple task such as putting out a welcome mat will invite buyers in to fall in love with your home.
Landscape your yard
No one enjoys looking at an overgrown yard filled with weeds and clutter. To increase the interest in your home, another way to pique a buyer’s interest is to make sure that the front yard is maintained and well-kept. Trimming bushes, edging, and mowing the grass are a great way to show that you have taken great care of the home.
Is Your Home Up to Par?
A majority of buyers are not looking for a home that needs a lot of projects completed or updated before they move into a home. Do a walkthrough with your agent through the home to see what they would fix to increase the demand for your home. By completing small repairs prior to listing the home, such as repainting baseboards, and fixing squeaky doors, you will attract more buyers and be able to increase your listing price.
Time to organize
Clutter can quickly deter a buyer from a serious offer. If your home is filled with clutter, they may not be able to fully envision living in your home. Store all of the “extra” items that are not a necessity for living in your home, and put away items that you will need to continue to live but can be hidden away for quick access.
Clean your home
This sounds so simple, but is something that people will often forget. You want to present your home in the best light possible, and to ensure it is seen that way, make sure the home is spotless. While your home is on the market, it could be shown at any time. Try deep-cleaning your home on the weekend so that way you can do simple chores during the week. By doing this, you will only have to do a quick sweep or mop to keep it clean throughout the busy week.
Stage Your Home for Success
Consider the decorations
Do you think your home’s decorations will appeal to a variety of buyers? While some may appreciate your Jets poster, a Giants fan may not feel so kindly. To be safe and appeal to all audiences, try to keep the decorations neutral. Keeping them neutral will also make it easier for potential buyers to consider their things in the home as well.
Keep it well-lit
People are naturally drawn to light, and a home filled with good lighting will increase the interest a buyer has in your home. A great tip for when you show your home is to open all the blinds and keep a large majority of the lights on. This will allow buyers to see all that your home has to offer and will make it that much easier to fall in love with the place!
Consider the season
By thinking about what season you are currently trying to sell your home in, you are providing another way for buyers to picture their belongings in the home. Many people have favorite holidays that they enjoy decorating their home for. Without isolating anyone, consider adding a neutral holiday decoration, such as a seasonal wreath, to add a bit of the joy of the season into your home.
Ready to List?
Are you ready to get started on the process of listing your Bayonne home? Contact our team of experienced real estate professionals who are ready to help you sell your home. The Century 21 Viewpoint Realty team is here to answer all of your questions, share our marketing strategies, and be a valuable resource to you throughout the selling process.