Many people who are selling their home feel that they should make
it comfortable looking, homely with pictures of their family still on the
walls.Â When selling your home, you should take down your family pictures;
leave up on the barest of accessories on the walls.Â This allows the
potential buyer to look at the house as a blank ‘canvas’ that they can imagine
their own family living in.Â When potential buyers look at a house filled
with memories of forty years of another family they are going to feel like an
intruder in this home and will not make the decision to purchase it as easy.
Clean out the house and this includes extra papers hanging in the
cabinet, putting things away or throwing them away.Â De-cluttering your
home so that all that potential buyers see is the life mainstays through out the
home.Â If you like to have three bottles of lotion on the window seal, be
sure that now you keep just one.Â Put plants in your office or another
house where they are not going to make your home look cluttered and small.
Taking all the clutter from your home, your drawers and in all the corners of
all the rooms will make your home appealing and bigger.
Your kitchen will be an important place that you will need to make
‘bigger’.Â You will want your kitchen to appear very roomy with lots of
space.Â Put all the pots, pans, plates, bowls, blenders and everything else
that you use only once in a while in boxes in the attic.Â If you really
need it you can go get it but because you rarely use it you won’t notice that
they are gone any way.Â This makes your counter and cabinet space very
uncluttered and very roomy – where the potential buyer will see that you have
enough room so they should also.
The interior of your house should be cleaned and fixed up as much
as possible. Of course some repairs will have to wait for the new owner if you
are moving in a hurry, selling at rock bottom prices or if you are just unable
to fit it in your budget. Filling in small holes in the walls, fixing cracks in
the plaster or painting that wall that is just looking faded will help sell the
house faster.Â Fixing the leaking faucet, the leaky pipe or a squeaky door
are going to make your house sell much faster when small things like this could
be noticed if not taken care of.
Carpet stains, cleaned linoleum and clean windows are going to
matter.Â If there are major carpet stains the buyers will think that they
need to invest more money after buying the home for a great looking
carpet.Â Work on getting all the stains out of the carpet. Keep your
linoleum clean and scuff free.Â Windows that sparkle will tell your
potential buyer that you took care of your home and that this home is
No two people walking into the same house are going to have the
same feelings about the uses for certain rooms, but giving the potential buyer
room to use their imagination you will have better success in selling your