Tips For Making Your Family Home More Attractive To Potential Buyers

Friday, August 21, 2015
Do you plan to sell your family home soon or is your home currently on the market? Making your family home more attractive to potential buyers in not an easy task. Buyers have different requirements and personal tastes, making it difficult to know exactly what your buyer wants. Without narrowing in on each and every buyer that may be interested, there are a few general tips for making your home as buyer-friendly as possible. I recently sat down with my friend Ali who sells real estate. She outlined a few key tasks to do before you put the "For Sale" sign on the yard.

Focus on Curb Appeal 
The front of your property is the first thing buyers will see. Making a good first impression is essential. A fresh coat of paint, a well manicured lawn, and some pretty flowers will up the wow factor when buyers pull up to the curb. Small touches like home address plaques can make your home more homey. You want buyers to drop their jaw to the floor from the moment they encounter your home. The offer is sure to offer.

Highlight the Positive Features
Buyers have a tendency to zero in on the negative features of a home. As the seller, you want to highlight the positive elements of the home. Perhaps it's an updated kitchen with all the latest bells and whistles or maybe you have a spacious yard or a fabulous location to offer potential buyers. If you reside in a community that is run by one of the top HOA management companies, you must disclose this to buyers. Although locations of that nature are often safer, there are also regulations that residents must follow.

Get the Price Right
Work with your real estate agent to accurately price your property. The last thing you want to do is overprice your property. But at the same time, you want the best deal possible. An agent will value your home and make a recommendation on a selling price. It will be competitive with comparable homes in your area. Always be open to negotiation and make every effort to make decisions that are not based on emotional ties you have to the home.

Keep the Interior of the Home Generic
The less personal effects you have on display, the better.  Psychologists say people are more likely to purchase a home if there aren’t any personal pictures around. It is easier for potential buyers to imagine their family living in the property when there is no reminder that another family has lived there.

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