Think back to the time when you were a buyer. Did you look at a property and say, “Nope. Next!” Your potential buyers could be saying the same exact thing about your property!
So let’s take a look into deal-breakers and transform them into strong selling points so that you can have a successful and profitable sale in 2020.
It could be that the home has an odd layout with awkwardly sized spaces, where it’s easy for these areas to become dead spaces. It may be worthwhile redesigning or renovating your home so that it appears more spacious and functional.
If you do have awkward spaces, good styling is key to give the prospect a great idea on how to use that space.
Note that open spaces are highly desired – especially for smaller homes and even apartments. Trending keywords are “study nooks” or “home-office”. Recreated and repurposed areas that accommodate entrepreneurs and students could be your biggest selling point!
Poorly Lit Rooms
Natural light plays a massive role in general health as well as ambience. Where there is no natural light in your home, try to install better quality light.
Clunky dark furniture can also play a massive role in making your home appear smaller and not-so-welcoming! Consider repainting dark walls to neutral and brighter tones, and spending time for upgrading your light fixtures.
Dim rooms can instantly make a space or room feel much smaller than it actually is, and leave a bad first impression.
Too ‘personal’ and ‘lived-in’.
We’ve mentioned this time and time again – de-personalise your home when staging an open home inspection.
Have the goal to aid the potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your property. If your memorabilia or holiday decorations are up, the prospects will be busy studying those rather than seriously considering purchasing your home!
So ditch the personalised decorations, family portraits and memorabilia and go for a minimalist approach when styling your home!
In our last blog, What 2020 buyers are looking for, we mentioned that more and more buyers are searching for new or almost-new properties that are ready to move in.
Buyers ultimately want to save costs and one of the most expensive aspects (apart from purchasing the home) are renovation costs.
It may be worthwhile for you to get your home redesigned or have a mini-renovation so that your prospective buyer could easily move in. This is also an opportunity for you to increase your selling price!
With these suggestions, you can transform your home into a beautiful, modern and sophisticated space that 2020 buyers will love! Do you have any more suggestions? We’d love to hear about your own tips and tricks!