Help Buyers Connect With your Home

By: Steve Proski

The key to selling your home quickly is to make a buyer feel an emotional attachment to your home upon showing. This means that your presence can no longer be the overwhelming one in the home.

This process is achieved in a variety of ways, but one important place to start is to remove a lot of you r decorative objects and extra furniture. Do not empty the place out, that would make it look void. But do take the time to eliminate clutter and streamline your home. It may not be how you like it for comfortable living, but after all, you're planning on moving. It is time the home get ready for its next inhabitants.

Some people even consider purchasing storage for some of their things. This helps you clear out garages and spare rooms so people viewing your home can see what's there, instead of just seeing remnants of your life. Think about the yard for this, too, and, if possible, move out any cars, RV's or boats taking up space.

Another way to make a viewer comfortable is for you to not be present when your home is being shown. A potential buyer might not feel comfortable opening closet doors and walking around freely if you are tagging along behind them everywhere. If they didn't feel comfortable enough to explore the home, chances are they won't feel like buying it either. Don't worry about telling them about your home. A good Realtor® will know what their client is looking for in a home. If you think about something important about the home that people should know, be sure to tell your real estate agent about it.

When your home is open for showing, keep it comfortable. If it's cold outside, have it cozy warm inside. Make sure there is plenty of lighting. Open curtains and blinds, and be sure none of your lights are burnt out. Turn on lights everywhere so people can see around. You may also want to put some very quite, easy listening music on, to help create a mood. However, don't do this with the TV-turn it off.

Many people recommend making the house smell nice, but be aware that many people are allergic to artificial scents like perfumes and air fresheners. Instead, actually bake some cookies, and leave some on the kitchen counter with a note inviting viewers to help themselves. You can be guaranteed they won't forget your home then!

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