How to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers
When it’s time to sell, you need to see your home as a product on the market. And just like an item on a store shelf, you want your home to stand out from the competition. Here’s how to make your home more attractive to buyers.
Understand What Buyers Want
Smart retailers try to understand what consumers want and then deliver it to them. As a home seller, you should do the same.
When you’re preparing to sell your home, consider small renovations, updates, cleaning and even some light staging. Today’s buyers look for move-in ready, turn-key homes. The more bells and whistles, the better.
Focus on Kitchens and Bathrooms
It’s a well-established fact: Kitchens and baths sell a home. If your kitchen or bathroom is outdated, consider modest upgrades that pack a punch.
Painting cabinets white gives the kitchen a clean, fresh look. Consider new stone countertops like quartz or granite. And replace old faucets with shiny new ones.
Got It? Flaunt It!
Even if you don’t have time for renovations, you might luck out and already have some of the items on buyers’ wish lists. For example, subway tiles in the kitchen or bathroom, barn doors, and craftsman features are proven to help homes sell faster. If your home has these, play them up, because today’s buyers want them.
Just like companies figure out the next hot car, handbag or shoe for their respective industries, smart home sellers should know their audience and market their product to meet customer demand.
Bottom line: When it comes time to sell, consider your buyer, and try hard to make your home into a top-notch product.