Make your home stand out in the crowd …..

In today’s “buyers market” individuals selling thier property have to go that extra mile to insure thier property is placed on the consideration list. While we all know prospective buyers usually do not cherish photos and drawing placed upon the fridge it is sometimes difficult to get home sellers to “remove the distractions” so thier home can be seen. But if you or the seller watch enough of the shows on television, such as House Hunters or Designed to Sell, you will quickly realize distractions, such as non-neutral colors, overwhelming furniture or crowded countertops turn off prospective buyers. So when thinking about putting your home on the market, consider finding a storage space for potential distractions and a fresh coat of paint to cover up the cardinal red walls in the bedroom. Think “Model Home”.

Whenever developers are trying to sell homes they usually build at least one model home to showcase thier product. The home decor showcases the home’s floorplan and highlights features. Individuals can incorporate “model home” ideas when preparing thier property for sale. The process is known as staging. By re-painting interiors, removing personal items, putting seldom used kitchen appliances – blenders, toasters, etc – into cabinets and rearranging furniture to showcase features or visually increase space a seller can improve thier chances of having thier home in the “final three” under consideration by buyers.

Sellers should also consider the first impression the home makes from the outside. Most buyers drive by listings to see if the property might be one they would want to make an appointment to tour. Having a well-maintained landscape and exterior lets a prospective buyer know the property is cared for. It provides a sense of being move in ready and helps to get the buyer’s “foot in the door”. Once the buyer is in the door a home that lets them visualize themselves living in the space has a better chance of “Sold” being placed on the realtor sign.

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