I’m often asked how to make a great first impression on buyers when selling a home. Some of the most impactful ways are also the simplest and least expensive.
There are a couple of different ways to create a great first impression, and the first is with curb appeal. Keep your lawn looking nice, and clean up your flower beds by trimming the plants, weeding, and adding fresh mulch.
On the inside of your home, the best way to create a good first impression is with staging. We, for example, have staging consultants can help you arrange what you already have in your home in the best way possible. They can also help you prioritize which changes to your home will get you the highest return on investment.
What if you don’t want to go through a renovation? Depending on your home, you may not need to. In fact, a fresh coat of paint on the walls is one of the best improvements you can make to your home. Buyers really love a home with a nice, neutral, modern color on the walls. They see it as a clean blank slate, and as something that they can move right into.
Some small improvements that don’t cost a lot of money can also really help with your sale. Many times, the best option is to put a fresh face on your home and find a way to show it in its best light.
Helping you prepare your home for sale is the main way that real estate agents help increase its value when selling. This preparation will help your home appeal to more buyers. Secondly, the marketing that an agent does will showcase your home and put it in front of as many qualified buyers as possible.
I hope you find these tips helpful if you’re thinking of selling your home. If you have any more questions about preparing your home to make a great first impression on buyers or you have any questions about the Austin market, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help you.