Having a well thought out asking price will bring a lot of interest to your home in Edina and surrounding suburbs. However, once you get them interested because of the price, you’ll want to employ some additional tactics in order to seal the deal and really make your house appeal to buyers. Ready to make your home stand out and prepped for a quick sale?
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Appeal To Buyers By Increasing Curb Appeal
The initial feeling a potential buyer gets when they first see the house in person and via pictures can have a direct relationship to the number of offers you receive.
Start by making some small changes in the front yard. You can do most things on your own, for a relatively small budget. Touch up the trim, paint the mailbox and plant some flowers near the walkway. Keep your yard clean, pick up toys and organize them neatly in the garage. Also, consider hiding keeping the garbage cans in the garage or hide them from the front.
Also, keep the backyard nice and fresh looking. Keep it mowed and weedless. You can spruce up the backyard by setting up the furniture in an inviting and welcoming manner. The key is to let the prospective buyer be able to imagine themselves in the backyard entertaining or relaxing with family and friends. Adding plants and flowers can be nice, just be careful not to over do it as you don’t want to make it look like the maintenance will be overwhelming.
While it might sound great to install that patio or deck you had on your list, due to the expense you more than likely won’t get your return on it (unless you do it yourself). Plus, the selling point would be that the potential buyers can design it as they see fit.
You want your home and living spaces to be warm and inviting. A few personal touches are great, but keep them universally appealing.
For example, decorate with a couple of bold statement pieces, and put some interesting books on the shelves. However, having too many personal photographs can hinder the appeal of the space. And especially do not have papers laying around.
You want to make the buyer feel like they are looking at what their home could look like, not how your home is.
It can be tough to always keep your home clean while it’s on the market, but will be well worth it. Keep items put away and dishes out of the sink. Clear shelves and desk spaces of personal items. Keep food in your cabinets, not out on counters. And make sure the bathroom does not have your personal items out for everyone to see. Make sure towels are picked up, folded and nicely hung.
Appeal To Buyers By Setting The Mood
There is more to getting an offer than what the potential buyers see with their eyes. Think about being in their shoes when they open the door for the first time and walk in. Having some soothing music and an appealing smell can go a long way.
Light a candle that smells of fresh bread or something warm and soothing.
In regards to the interior painting, keep your color pallet neutral. Use decorations such as throw pillows and artwork to provide some pop. Using a neutral pallet often allows potential buyers to imagine would they would do to the home. An overpowering wall color hinders ideas and can give a negative appeal.
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