If you are in the process of selling your home and moving on in life, you can feel like it is a millstone around your neck, especially if you want to get rid of the property as quickly as possible. This is why it's vital you ensure your house is as presentable as possible. Now, you are going to have an abundance of people come and view the house, which is why it's not just about ensuring your home is adequately presented, but it also communicates a homely feel. What are the best ways you can do this?
Take The Perspective Of The Viewer
When you are looking for new properties, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Apart from the home gives off a good vibe, is it actually safe? And you need to take the same perspective when looking at your own home. You can easily hire a general contractor to go over some of the issues in your home, but it's about that fine line between safe and investing too much in the property at this late stage. If there are very obvious problems, you need to make sure these are fixed, but there's no point in you investing a considerable amount of money, just be sure that the house ticks all the boxes as far as safety is concerned.
Maximize The Lighting
Presenting your home is about highlighting its attributes. Lighting is essential, not just at the point where you are taking pictures of the home to put on the real estate website, but you need to make sure the house reflects these pictures accurately. If you have dull and underwhelming lighting, it's going to feel dull and underwhelming. Adequate lighting isn't just about ensuring the place looks good, but it's also about creating that sense of clarity, which can be achieved easily by installing a dimmer switch. With a dimmer switch, you have the power to alter the lighting as you see fit.
And, when you are presenting your home, not only do you have to declutter the place, but you need to remove the vast majority of your personality from the walls and the exterior. You need to help the person viewing the property to picture themselves there, and if it's floor to ceiling in your items, it muddies the thinking of the prospective buyer. It has to be as blank a canvas as possible.
Move Your Car
You wouldn't necessarily think of this, but, when you are trying to maximize your curb appeal, and make first impressions count, by removing your car from the driveway, you can help the person viewing the property to picture themselves pulling up to the drive, getting out, and going to the front door. It is a little thing, but it could mean a lot.
Preparing your home for a viewing is about showing off the home’s personality, not yours. It could be very easy to not bother making adjustments for the benefit of someone who may not buy the property anyway, but if you are looking to sell the place quickly, it is vital that you take every precaution necessary.