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Make Prospective buyers Feel at Home (In Your Home)

Wednesday, July 6, 2022   /   by Bob Cowan

Make Prospective buyers Feel at Home (In Your Home)

Make buyers Feel at Home
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Bob Cowan

It's your house, so of course it's amazing! However, the aspects of your home's décor that you really adore can occasionally delay the sale of your property. It doesn't necessarily follow that buyers will be able to see past your home's "Nature style home" vibe just because you all like it.

What a Home Buyer Sees

Despite the fact that we all like to think that we just consider the house itself and never, ever allow ourselves to be influenced by anything that is easily changeable about a home (or items that don't even match with the home), the reality is sometimes very different. Many potential buyers need to be able to envision living in your home, particularly those who are in the market for their first time.

That's simple enough for some houses, but for others—those owned by those who lead extravagant or affluent lives—it can be a genuine struggle for buyers. They might become so overwhelmed by the interior design or high level of personalization that they forget they are house hunting. Of all, one of the reasons you bought your home was to make it your own, but now is the time to let someone else give her a spin.

Of course, a lot of things can't be made completely blank, especially if you have kids or dogs who have things that are uniquely theirs and are used frequently. Simply maintaining their areas clean and concentrating on the things you can soften will have to enough, barring sending them to live with the grandparents until you have a contract in place.

Depersonalizing Is Just As Important As Decluttering

There is a difference between completely depersonalizing a home and simply taking away some of its appeal. If your 1950s ranch-style home features an original pink bathroom, by all means, let that magnificent example of historical architecture stand out. However, you might want to scale back those choices if your home is filled with pictures of your family, your dog, and your extremely personal artwork.

Even if you invited them in by listing your home, it might still feel a little bit like a privacy invasion to a buyer when they enter a residence that has been so profoundly personalized. An individual will attempt to leave the area as soon as they feel trespassed, which makes it difficult for a buyer to imagine living there.

Research About Your Colors

Repainting isn't really a top priority for most sellers, and it shouldn't be because most purchasers are aware that they can and will almost definitely repaint your property to their preferences. However, it certainly warrants consideration for some sellers. Homes that present substantial issues to a potential buyer or those have paint that detracts from the room may need to think about getting a new coat of paint. For instance, if your home is decorated entirely in dark hues that make the rooms appear much smaller than they actually are, potential buyers will be turned off. They won't just have problems seeing themselves in what they mistakenly think is a small, dark room; even after realizing it's just a trick of the eye, they can still feel discouraged by the amount of work they have ahead of them.

In general, if the color you've chosen needs several coats of primer before lighter paint will cover it, you'll need to repaint. If you genuinely believe the color looks great in your house, you might even go with a much lighter version of it. They won't care as long as it's something that the majority of buyers can easily envision themselves repainting in a weekend to fit their own demands.

Author: Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty

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