8 Ways to Help a Stranger Fall in Love with Your Home

Do a deep clean

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When visitors come to look at your house, you want it to be as tidy as possible. Make sure your books, collectibles, and kid's toys are put away because an excessive amount of clutter will appear disorganized to prospective buyers. Make sure to clean your baseboards, dust the ceiling fan blades, and remove any cobwebs from difficult-to-reach areas. 

Remove your personal touches

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Reduce the number of sentimental pieces, such as framed family photos and artwork on the fridge, and choose muted paint colors. If guests aren't forced to visualize themselves living there by your family, they will find it easier to see themselves as residents. Your chances of selling rapidly increase with the number of buyers you can appeal to.

Minimize clutter

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A home's storage capacity is usually a major selling element, but if it appears cluttered or insufficient, it will take away from its overall appeal. Closets ought to appear well-stocked and arranged, but not overstuffed. Instead of being overflowing with appliances, kitchen counter space should be uncluttered and functional, and cabinets should have a clean appearance. 

Make obvious repairs before you list

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Before you list your house for sale, take care of any problems that are likely to be discovered during a home inspection. This will prevent any big repairs from turning away potential buyers and spare you the stressful back and forth about repairs and expenses when someone is seeking to buy the house.

Spruce up the entryway

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When someone comes to view a potential new house, their first impression is usually the front yard and entryway. Making sure the lawn and plant beds are weed-free, pressure cleaning concrete roads and walkways, and painting the trim and door recently will all make a big impression on visitors.

Consider the smell

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You should try to avoid leaving any strong odors in your house when you are exhibiting it. On a day when you have guests visiting, think twice before having bacon for breakfast and make sure that any pet odors are eliminated throughout the cleaning process. Purchasing scented candles and air fresheners is a good idea.

Don’t forget the small stuff

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Small details here and there can have a big impact. Bring attention to the wonderful things in your home, such as arranging your soaker tub with pretty soaps and a lovely pair of towels, or putting brightly colored throw pillows on a cherished window seat. For a more aesthetically pleasing bathroom, close the toilet seats and open all of your window blinds to maximize natural light.

Make a good impression online

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Usually, a new buyer's first impression of your home comes from an internet listing that includes images. Provide a good number of photos for a potential buyer to peruse, and make sure they are clear, well-lit, clutter-free, and styled to enhance the appearance of your house. For some purchasers, photos can make or break a listing.