Even in a buyer’s market, buyers can become demanding and fear they are paying too much. Buyer’s remorse is not uncommon. Sellers have to take steps to reassure buyers that they have made a sound decision. Without spending a fortune, sellers can easily highlight several of their home’s features. First, beat buyers to the punch with a pre-listing home inspection.
By discovering and fixing problems before buyers ever see the home, you can impress them with a worry-free, move-in-now opportunity. Leave your repair receipts out during showings, so that buyers can see all the improvements you’ve made just for them! Once the mechanical and structural features of your home have been addressed, move on to the aesthetic details.
First impressions count, so make sure your home is inviting from the curb. Spiff up landscaping, paint, entries, and windows. Inside, pay attention to bath and kitchen details, because those rooms are often most important when buyers are making a decision. Aside from deep cleaning, consider updating bath and kitchen features with new and contemporary drawer pulls, faucets, and even sinks.
Finally, get a jump on your moving by organizing your closets and ditching or packing all you possibly can. A good guideline is to reduce your closets to half-full, so that the buyers can easily picture the space for their own storage needs. A few “preemptive strikes” should be all you need to attract buyers and offers, so ask your agent for tips today!