“Buyers decide in their first eight seconds of seeing a home if they are interested in purchasing it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds.” –Barbara Corcoran
Selling your home is possibly one of the most challenging and trying endeavors you might ever have to encounter in life.
No doubt, attracting the right home buyer at the price point you are offering would be kind of difficult. For this reason, modern home sellers have devised unique strategies in order to entice a prospective home buyer into making an offer. In this regard, strategies such as home staging have cropped up wherein you present your home in such a way that you are almost guaranteed to receive an offer or bid to buy it during open houses and showings. Unfortunately, most home sellers tend to confuse staging with decorating which are two entirely different concepts. While decorating incorporates your expression of personal style, staging is stripping your homes of its characterization. In a sense, it means divesting your homes of everything that makes it uniquely you to make it more appealing to potential home buyers.
Home staging, in a nutshell, would mean the de-characterization of all your home spaces that you bring it down to its most neutral state so that your prospective buyers can freely imagine themselves living in your home. Regardless of what their personal tastes and preferences are, home staging does work as it encourages potential buyers to envision what kind of life they might have in a property you once called your own. Be that as it may, home staging is still an incredibly daunting process as it essentially means having your homes downgraded to its most basic form. More importantly, it can be rather difficult to determine which home staging strategies do the trick and which ones do not. In any case, here are some of the fundamental tips to keep in mind whether you are selling a unit in Avida Towers Cebu or a flat elsewhere:
Put in mirrors in narrow areas
To give your homes the illusion of space, strategically place mirrors in narrow areas to make the property seem larger. If there is one thing that might potentially put off a prospective home buyer, it is cramped and small spaces which can feel rather stifling. Regardless of whether your space is big or small, integrate a mirror or two in narrow areas to ensure that the reflection of light will add space as well as brightness in the space.
Make sure your home is warm and cozy
Give your homes and spaces a more welcoming feel by ensuring enough sunlight filters in. If you live in particularly cold regions, it is best to invest in a heater. Before your potential buyers arrive, turn it on for several minutes or at least an hour. Cold homes are generally a turn-off for many prospective buyers and are not very welcome. More importantly, the chill sends the wrong kind of vibe to your buyers from an emotional standpoint.
Start marketing your home early
Once you have formed the plan to sell your home, pencil down the plan to market it as early as possible as well. Most home sellers are under the impression that prematurely marketing their homes is useless and would only take unnecessary time and effort. However, it has been shown that putting your homes up for sale early actually has its benefits. For one, it will help you sell quickly and if the real estate market is thriving, your property might even fetch a better price. In this regard, be sure to market your homes in every medium and channel possible to have a wider reach of prospective home buyers.
Add some flair and beauty to the garden
If your property comes with a porch or garden, be sure to beautify it to add flair and drama to the area. Give your outdoors a special touch and ensure that your gardens are well pruned, weeded out and healthy. If you have any dead plants, uproot and dispose of them. Tidy your borders and lawns make it look as nice and inviting as possible and if your budget permits, plant more flowers. Before you take any photos of your property, make sure the flowers are blooming to give your homes an aesthetic feel to it.
Hire the right real estate agent
Regardless of whether you possess experience in selling real estate property or not, it still pays to hire the services of a professional real estate agent. Apart from having the necessary expertise, real estate agents are more knowledgeable about the market trends in your area and are likely to sell your home quicker and at a better price than you would have been able to do by yourself. However, keep in mind to be a little discerning as to who you hire. Remember, not all real estate agents are created equal, be sure to hire the one with excellent and legitimate credentials. More importantly, talk to their previous clients and ask about their experiences with the agent or read up on reviews. Take note: Knowing who you are dealing with goes a long way and would mitigate the chances of you getting scammed. Should a particular agent raise any red flags, think twice before proceeding or better yet, look for another one.