Ask any realtor and they’ll agree, the key to selling a Bethlehem PA home is to enhance the function and beauty, and enable potential buyers to see how it might augment their lives.
To start, the majority of home-buyers begin the decision making process on the outside; does your home invite them in or tell them to keep driving past to the next for sale sign? You can make sure all potential home-buyers want to come inside your home with a little curb appeal.
Put your money where it can be most useful to boost your home’s sales appeal because a little can differentiate your home from the others on your block. Focus on the elements every potential home-buyer will look for. You’ve heard it repeated time and time again, but the first is one of the most important elements of selling your home.
You really don’t have to spend an arm and a leg outdoors; simply make sure your grass is mowed, and the house does not look worn. Perhaps a fresh coat of paint and a manicured and tidy look will do the job. If you’d liked a splash of color add a few flowers or a wreath, hanging from the door.
The best rule of thumb is to look at the exterior of the home and ask yourself is there anything that should be improved?
Cabinets And Closets
High: If you can afford to hire a mill work specialist or carpenter to build in window seats, pullout drawers or built-in cabinets, you will make the most of every square inch of your home, while enhancing the architectural character.
Low: Install ready-made shelves and add crown molding; you can also build up your existing molding around cabinet doors with trim. Also, add glass-front cabinet doors and unique knobs that both add value.
Take a look around your home, especially your bathrooms and make sure everything is in place. Why does this make a difference? When you have disorder and many things are out of place, it could translate into not enough storage space. Everyone has lots of “stuff” yet we want to streamline our things, and have the perfect places to hide everything.
Make good use of caddies, two-level turntables inside of the cabinets and attractive containers to keep things organized while hidden.
Staging Your Home
Lastly, you may want to consider staging your home. Home staging simply means decorating your dwelling in a way that appeals to a potential buyer. Here are some things to add to your checklist:
- Add lighting to ensure you home is lit up and looks attractive at night. Home-buyers often perform a ‘drive-by’ at dusk to see what the home looks like at night.
- De-personalize. Pack up the bric-a-brac and personal embellishments that make a house a home: these can divert attention from buying the home, so clear away the personal photographs, trophies and novelties.
It doesn’t take much when selling a home. A little imagination, organization and creative control will go a long way. This will help your realtor find the highest price when selling your home.