No matter what is going on in the world, homes are still selling! By if yours wasn't, even when we weren't in the middle of a pandemic, what can you do to help make your home more appealing to buyers? All it takes is a little bit of imagination...
Be a Buyer - Take a good look at your home. Remember how you felt when you were looking at it for the first time before you bought it? What made you fall in love with the home? What were the things you were going to change? Does your house still have the charm you loved, or is it tired and old now? Did you ever update things like you intended? Thinking back will get your mindset of that of a buyer. You will begin to see what needs to be changed for it to sell faster and your mind will start telling you what needs to be done to be more appealing. Start writing those things down to take care of as you can.
Be a Decorator - Next, think like a decorator! What can you do to improve the function of the rooms and make them look more fresh? Move your furniture around to see how that will look. Add some different colored accessories or put up your personal items to make your home more appealing to everyone. People who are buying a home want to see themselves living there, not all your kids and grand kids.
Be a Neat Freak - Now, think like a Neat Freak. Clean up all the clutter, dust and clean surfaces and windows. Think of that person we all know who is super particular at being neat and do to your home what you think THEY would do if they were there! A clean, cared for home will really speak to buyers, even if they aren't neat freaks at all! We all love walking in a clean, organized space when we are looking for our new home. Everyone thinks "their dirt isn't as dirty as someone else's dirt".
Be a Florist or Gardener - Use your imagination and think of what a florist or gardener may add to their home to make it more appealing. Would there be a vase or two of fresh flowers or live plants? Would the landscaping be in the best form it could be? Yes to all of the above! Make adjustments that you can to manicure the outside of your home and bring life into it.
When you begin to see your home as others see it, you will be able to find ways to make it more attractive to buyers. Once you do, you better be ready to be a mover!--Jen Lush