Having a well thought out asking price will bring a lot of interest to your home in Baton Rouge. However, you’ll want to employ some additional tactics in order to really appeal to buyers. Ready to make your home memorable and primed for a quick sale?
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Appeal To Buyers By Increasing Curb Appeal
People develop impressions of houses in the first 5 seconds they are there. And what is the first thing they see? The lawn, and the exterior of the house. This first impression sets the tone for the whole tour, and if it is negative, can be impossible to overcome.
Start with the front yard and make some small changes. You can do most things yourself, for a relatively small budget. Touch up the trim, paint the mailbox and plant some flowers near the walkway. Hide your trash cans and pick up any debris or bikes in the yard.
The back yard is less so, but still important. Keep it neat and tidy, with both areas nicely landscaped and well maintained. You can spruce up the backyard by setting up the furniture in an inviting and welcoming manner. Let the prospective buyer be able to imagine themselves in the backyard, hosting friends and family. Adding Low maintenance plants and flowers can really help highlight the space.
Don’t spend excessive amounts of money adding a whole new patio or deck. You won’t be able to recover the cost, and most potential buyers would prefer to upgrade on their terms.
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, don’t have too many personal photographs on display or paperwork laying around.
Think about how hotels look. They are clean, have enough furniture to fill the space, and a little bit of tasteful art on the walls. That should be what you target. Appeal to as many buyers as possible.
You don’t want people to be distracted by clutter, or see dishes in the sink. While it might be a lot of work for you and your family, you will want to get your home extremely clean and keep it that way until you move. Clear shelves and desk spaces of personal items. Keep food in your cabinets, not out on counters. And make sure the bathroom vanities are always free of personal effects, keeping your belongings out of sight and in the medicine cabinet.
Appeal To Buyers By Setting The Mood
There is more to getting an offer than what the potential buyers see with their eyes. You have to think about how they will feel when they walk in the front door. Make sure the lighting is beautiful and play soft music in the background to make people feel comfortable.
Light a candle that reminds people of comfort and warmth.
Keep your color pallet neutral, using pops of color in your throw pillows and other decorations. Using a neutral pallet will allow a potential home buyer to imagine how they would set up the room. A bright and overpowering wall color can be off-putting to someone with different taste.