Five Ways to Make Your House More Appealing to Potential Buyers

Naturally, most people want to sell their home as soon as possible. So, waiting for a serious buyer to come along can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Look at five examples.


Keep Some Furniture in Your Home

A room with a few pieces of furniture in it appears larger than a room that’s empty. Keeping a small sofa and some chairs in a living room creates a warm atmosphere while still allowing visitors to imagine it with their belongings. A room with only a bare wooden floor or carpeting can sometimes take on a cold look.

Clear the Kitchen Counters

Stacked plates, salt and pepper shakers and knickknacks arranged on a kitchen counter can make the space look cluttered. Not surprisingly, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a home. So, it’s important to leave potential buyers with a positive impression of this space. It’s best to have a kitchen with gleaming counters that are bare except for a vase of colorful flowers.

Improve the Lighting in the Bathrooms

A dark bathroom can be a turn off for potential buyers who are walking through a home. If you have a bathroom with a window, try putting in new glass or replacing heavy curtains with ones with lighter material. Let the natural light permeate the space! Or, if you have artificial lighting, adjust the lighting so it moves throughout the room. The light will make your tile, porcelain and fixtures shine. Plus, impressive lighting looks great in luxury real estate marketing materials.

Touch-Up Baseboard Paint

Maybe the home you have for sale has beautiful hardwood floors or rooms with newly installed carpeting. You’ll want to create a lovely setting for that sort of flooring. Be sure that the white baseboards in the rooms of your home are clean and bright. If necessary, give the baseboards a fresh coat of white paint to cover up any scuffs or stains there. The idea is for potential buyers to take special note of your floors not the baseboards around them.

Place Flowers Around the Entrance

The front door of a home is the first thing potential buyers see as they start their tour. Whether you have a plain front door or one with an elaborate design, you can enhance the area with decorative pots of colorful geraniums, pansies or tulips. You want to make the best possible first impression on visitors.

Finally, sometimes making just a few improvements can be the difference between a short tour of a home and a sale.