How to Make Your Home Buyer Friendly
For many people, a new year means a new home! If you are looking to get your house up on the market soon, you need to make sure it is Buyer Friendly.
There’s lots of great tips and tricks you can do in order to make your house appeal to potential buyers. We’ve gathered our favourite ones right here for you to use!
Fix the Quick Wins
When you’re eager to put your house on the market, you don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on big renovations.
Instead, focus on the quick wins that will improve the overall look of your home.
This may include fixing broken doors or replacing a threadbare carpet in your hallway.
You don’t want to spend too much effort here, but focus on the cosmetic look of your home.
Keep it Clean and Tidy
You’ll probably have a good tidy up ready for your agent to take photos of your home, but don’t let it slide once they are done.
You may suddenly get a viewing request and the last thing you need is having to do another mad tidy up before they arrive. Keep on top of the tidying and you’ll never get caught out by a last-minute potential buyer.
Neutralise the Look
You might have bold tastes when it comes to decorating your home, but one person’s art is another’s trash. You may love the bright orange in your bedroom, or the neon pink in your bathroom, but you need to think about general tastes.
If you have the time, repaint your walls with something more neutral, and reduce the amount of bold colours in your furnishings and carpets. People like to see a blank canvas when they are looking for a new home, so you want to make this easier for them.
There are two reasons to remove personal items from your home when selling. The first is so that you don’t have personal pictures or identifying items in your brochure pictures. The second is so that potential buyers can see the house as they picture it – as their home.
You’re trying to make them see themselves living there, not you, so take out anything that reminds them of that.
Light Up Every Room
Dark and dim rooms do not make for good brochure pictures, and that goes double for when visitors are viewing your home.
Make sure that all the curtains and blinds are open to let as much natural light in as possible. Put up mirrors to reflect light into darker corners and, during evenings and winter, use indoor lighting to keep everything looking bright.
Keep Pets Out of Sight
You may love Mr Tiddles or Spot more than anything in the world, but not everyone is a pet lover. The idea of animal hair on furniture or animal smells can be really off-putting to some buyers, so keep them out of your pictures.
Also, when visitors come to view your property, keep pets out of sight. You want your guests to be focused on your fabulous home, not on the dog or cat winding its way around their legs.
Make an Entrance
First impressions count and so when potential buyers pull up to your property, you want to make sure they see your house at its best.
Clean your doors and windows regularly, make sure your bins are put away, and keep your garden tidy. If you are having views in the evening, or in the darker months, opt for some outdoor lighting to enhance the welcoming look of your home.
With these tips and tricks, you can get your home Buyer Friendly in no time!