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8 Tricks To Help Sell Your Home Faster This Spring
Spring is well known to be the best time of year to sell your home. Granted here in Denver, any season for the past two years has been the best time. But if you're planning to take advantage of the spring sales season, it's essential to give your home the best chance possible of attracting new owners.
1. Be your own critic
Start by casting a critical eye over your home yourself, picturing it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Remember, all sellers think they have the BEST home in the neighborhood while all buyers think it is bad or mediocre at best. Try and think about the tastes and requirements of the type of person who might buy your home, whether it be a family of six or a couple without children. If it is a family home, you may gear your changes towards a family-friendly layout.
This is an easy one! A fresh coat of a neutral paint color can work wonders. Use it where needed to cover up more controversial colors, which could put off potential buyers by restricting their vision for the property.
If carpets look tired, tatty and threadbare, it's a good idea to replace them, if your budget permits. At the very least, professional carpet cleaning can make a huge difference when it comes to brightening up a room. You can also add contingincies in the contract so buyers can decide what they want to change their carpet to. Contact me for more information on they many ways to write contracts to benefit both the buyer and seller.
4. Start Moving!
If you plan on selling your home you plan on moving! So why wait to start packing when you can begin getting everything organzied and declutterd. Make the most of every inch of drawer, cupboard and wardrobe space that you have by removing unnecessary clutter. This will open up the space and leave room for the imagination. It will also get your home picture and show ready to attract the best vlaue for your home.
You've likely spent years personalizing your home to perfection. Now it's time to undo it all. Eliminate personal effects so that your home becomes a place where potential buyers are able to envision themselves living. In particular, replace photographs with more generic artwork.
Gently accessorize to make your property feel like a home. Key word, gentle. Use a soothing colour palette to allow one room to flow into the next, creating a cohesive feel. Adding fresh flowers injects colour and warmth to a room, while green plants can add a contemporary touch, creating a feature within a living space.
7. Light it up
Homes should have bright lighting to awaken the buyer's senses. Good lighting can make your home feel more spacious and enhance its features. It may be worth investing in some brighter light bulbs (but not so bright that rooms appear clinical!) for maximum impact. During open houses and showings, agents or buyers will usually turn on and off all the lights so even ensuring they all work properly can be beneficial.
8. Add fresh scents
Use scented candles and diffusers throughout the home, but most importantly in the living area, master bedroom and master bathroom. Studies have found that complex scents can distract a buyer's thought process, so we recommend simple, fresh scents such as orange, lemon, pine, basil, cedar, vanilla and cinnamon. Just don't use all those scents at the sametime and don't overdue it.
My name is Wan, I am passionate and driven to help everyone I can in buying and selling real estate. Just a little bit about me, I graduated Colorado State University with a degree in Hospitality Mana....