Home Selling 101: 8 Things Buyers Notice!


Welcome to my blog! I will spend the next few weeks sharing some tips
on how to get your home ready for the Spring Selling Season. 

Buyers notice everything – good and bad. From the moment they walk
in the front door, they are trying to determine if this is the right home
for them and their family. If you have your home listed for sale, paying
attention to what the buyers notice can mean the difference between an
offer and a missed opportunity.

Here are 8 things buyer will notice---immediately about your home!

1. Light – A bright home is inviting. Make sure you fill your home with
     lots of natural light or a soft evening glow. Leave the lights on and open
     curtains and blinds.

2. Smell – Nothing is less inviting than a strong odor. Even candles and air
    fresheners can be overwhelming. Less is more and make sure nothing
    unpleasant is lingering.

3. Space – Remove any unneeded furniture to make your space look 
    and feel open and inviting. Proper placement will help accent your
    homes features.

4. Ceilings – Of course you can’t make your ceilings higher, but make
    sure they are free from water stains because buyers will look up!

5. Pictures and Personal Items – Remove personalization as much as
    possible so the buyers can imagine their family in the home, if they
    are looking at your stuff, they're not looking at your home!

6. Outdated Furnishings and Fixtures – If your home is filled with
    hand-me-downs, consider hiring a professional stager or a Realtor
    that provides Home Staging services, like me! If you have old wallpaper
    or outdated paint colors, these should be removed and replaced, as well.

7. Dirty, Grimy Rooms – Most important, clean everything thoroughly & 
    hire a cleaning service to keep your home clean while selling. Nothing 
    is less appealing than a dirty home and it suggests that the home has
    not been properly maintained.