A home showing may play a key role in your ability to sell your house. If a showing is successful, a buyer may submit an offer in the hours or days that follow. On the other hand, if a home fails to impress during a showing, a buyer likely will continue to search for the perfect residence.
It can be easy to ensure that a home showing is successful. Now, let’s take a look at three steps that home sellers can follow to increase the likelihood of a successful showing.
1. Clean Your Home
A neat, tidy home is likely to make a positive first impression on potential buyers. Therefore, you should allocate the necessary time and resources to clean your home from top to bottom prior to a showing.
Mow the front lawn, trim the hedges and perform assorted home exterior maintenance. That way, you can instantly boost your house’s curb appeal.
Also, wipe down countertops, vacuum carpets and complete various home interior maintenance. By doing so, you can guarantee that potential buyers will like what they see as soon as they walk through your home’s front door.
2. Remove Personal Belongings
The goal of a home showing is to help a potential buyer envision what life would be like if he or she purchases your house. As such, you’ll want to take down artwork, photographs and any other personal belongings before a home showing. Because if you keep these items on display, it may be tough for a buyer to picture himself or herself as the owner of your home.
Don’t forget to eliminate as much clutter from your home as possible too. If you put excess items in storage or sell or donate these items, you can cut down on clutter and show off the true size of your residence.
3. Be Flexible
After you perform extensive home interior and exterior cleaning and remove myriad personal belongings from your residence, it may be only a matter of time before a home showing is scheduled. If you remain flexible, you can boost your chances of hosting as many home showings as possible.
There is no telling when a prospective buyer will want to check out your residence. Thus, if you maintain your flexibility, you’ll be ready to leave your house at a moment’s notice to accommodate a buyer’s request for a showing.
After a home showing, you may receive buyer feedback as well. If a buyer leaves negative feedback about your residence, there is no need to worry. Use this feedback to identify and address problem areas in your house, and you can guarantee that future home showings hit the mark with buyers.
Lastly, if often helps to work with an expert real estate agent when you sell your house. This housing market professional is happy to help you get ready for a home showing and will offer honest, unbiased home selling recommendations. As a result, a real estate agent can help you get the best possible results throughout the home selling process.
Experienced builder is starting this Energy Star rated, very popular colonial home plan! Many buyers wish lists are incorporated into this attractive home that has ways for you to customize. This 2 x 6 constructed home will have hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage on the right side and a farmers’ porch! Vinyl siding, double pane windows, paved drive and economical gas FHA heat with Central air and 30 year roofing planned. Builder will install a four bedroom septic system for future expansion or modification now if we talk soon enough. You will love this level lot! This location is near Nichols College, Shepherd Hill and the CT line. Picture is of a similar home built in Charlton. Siding planned is similar. The bulkhead will be inside the oversize garage for added convenience. Occupancy will be about Jan. 2017. More details to come on standard features and allowances. Home currently being framed. Please be careful during showings as this is an active construction site.
This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.76 Acres, and is currently available for $339,900.
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Cathedral, open living room and kitchen is what everyone is trying to find! The fireplace in the living room will really be enjoyed on any night of the year! The three season, cathedral sun room has windows all around, but the treed border make you feel like you are in the woods. There is a wood stove that is used to heat the whole house! The walk out lower level is heated and easy to finish for a third BR or windowed office right off the driveway. There are no steps into basement and there is room to build ramp access to home. You’ll love the perfect proportions of the private yard. J. Davis is a quiet street between Stafford and Center Depot Rd. 3 bedroom septic system, but there are only two bedrooms. One car garage is under and there is also a shed to store your mower or motorcycle. The house is neat and clean and ready to move right in. Shed and privacy fence hides a small patio area in the backyard. Generator, mower and snow blower may be inc. Be in by year end!
This is a Contemporary/Ranch style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, 0.92 Acres, and is currently available for $205,000.
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There’s many different things that can make or break a home sale. When you’re selling your home, you want it to be as attractive as possible to buyers. Besides proper staging, there’s plenty of things that you can do to attract buyers and get the best price for your home.
Don’t Let Gutters Hold You Back
Routine gutter maintenance can save you a lot of grief later. Just simply taking the time to clean your gutters can prevent a lot of damage to the foundation of your home. Water will be able to run off to surface of your home properly.
The Roof Is A Problem Area
Roofs typically last anywhere between 20 and 25 years. If it’s approaching the end of its lifespan, or if it needs repairs, you’re wise as a seller to spend money on the roof. It will keep buyers interested, and you’ll be able to negotiate a better return on the sale of your home. You can even get a certification that the roof is in good shape to help you during the inspection phase.
Buyers Want Modern Appliances
While replacing some appliances doesn’t seem like that big of a deal to homebuyers, having more modern appliances in your home helps buyers to see that you have done some updating. It won’t leave buyers wondering what else needs to be replaced in the home if the appliances are from the current decade.
The Doors And Windows Are A Pathway To Selling
When potential buyers enter your home, expect them to open your doors and windows. Any windows that are stuck or doors that don’t work properly can be red flags to buyers who are looking for homes that have been well-kept. Replacing the windows in your home can bring you a return of between 50 and 80%. Complete replacement may not be necessary if the windows are still functioning as they should.
Maintain HVAC Units For Happy Buyers
Typical well-cared for HVAC systems can last up to 25 years. One that is aging can be a problem area for some buyers. If you don’t want to lose a sale, an old heating and cooling system can be an issue for you as a seller. Keep in mind that this could also be a place for negotiations during the sale of the home.
The Foundation Gives Buyers An Overall Picture Of The Home
Cracks in the walls or the foundation itself can be a sign of larger problems in the home. You should fix any cracks in the foundation or issues with the walls. Definitely have a plan in place in case buyers worry about any repairs that were made to the foundation, especially after the inspection.
One of the big areas that can be a deal breaker in the sale of a home is the discovery of radon. This is a radioactive gas that is a proven carcinogenic. It’s found in rocks, salt, soil and water. This one thing can throw both buyers and sellers for a loop, so do your research in the selling process.
Don’t Be Overzealous In Your Listing Price
One of the biggest reasons that you won’t find the right buyer for your home is the listing price. Without a good pricing strategy, your home could stay on the market for a long time. Be sure that you’re not listing a property above the market value so you’re not missing out on the right buyers.
Antique home exudes warmth, charm and history! Original hand hewn beams, four fireplaces, rare “queen boards” and gunstock corners will delight buyers who seek originality. Glen Echo lake dock/right of way! New roof, well tank, water softener and barn rebuilt from the studs. Modern appliances in the open kitchen with a new dishwasher & gas cooktop. In 2015, new paint inside/out. 2014 new chimney liner installed in the oil flue, masonry rebuilt. 2013 high end Buderus boiler added. Second floor has about 600 square feet of unfinished, cathedral area with untouched wide pine floors and hidden staircase to the kitchen pantry. Original windows aren’t energy efficient and could use some repair. Sill/support specialist said there is no repair needed for years because beams are so thick, said “looks worse than it is.” This treasure is priced knowing updates can be done to make it up to 2017 codes. Sellers request only buyers who understand old homes be shown. Lake across street.
This is a Colonial/Antique style home and features 8 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.10 Acres, and is currently available for $260,000.
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