Know Your Buyer
All it takes is for one buyer to fall in love with your home, and the sale’s made. Have a think who that might be – a young couple? A family? A pair of downsizers? – and style your home with their needs in mind. Your property’s location, size and number of bedrooms could all be helpful clues. Talk to your real estate agent and look at the demographic of your area along with your own lifestyle to come up with some possibilities.
For example, if your ideal buyer is a young family, put extra effort into ensuring the backyard’s in tip-top shape or give them a nursery they’ll never forget. If you’re looking to attract investors, upgrade essential fixtures like fans, blinds and heating, and choose cool, neutral tones for your decor to ensure broader appeal.
Promise Your Buyers Their Dream Lifestyle
It’s time to whip out the Pinterest mood board and spark your buyers’ imaginations with some inspirational styling. The idea is to help them see how wonderful and easy it would be to live in your home. Clear all surfaces, dress up beds with crisp, fresh bedding, hire a couple of statement artworks, light some candles or brighten up your entry with some potted colour. Show your buyers a dreamy life that resembles their current lifestyle, but turned up a notch.
Clear Away The Clutter
Real estate is all about exceeding a buyer’s aspirations, but nothing turns them off more than a messy home. It’s time for a declutter. Picture a hotel-like atmosphere. All surfaces should be almost empty, unessential furniture removed and personal belongings put away. Your home will suddenly appear much larger, aesthetically pleasing and ready for a new family to move in.
That’s not to say that you have to throw away all of your belongings. Instead, you can put them in storage, ready to move with you to your next home. With TAXIBOX, you can fill a box and have it stored off site for as long as it takes for your home to sell. Your belongings will be in safe hands while the offers for your sparkling de-cluttered property begin to roll in.
Go For Neutrals & Natural Light
Try to stick to a neutral-coloured palette and pared-back styling to appeal to as many buyers as possible. You can also make your home appear bright and airy with mirrors, fresh flowers, open windows and walls painted in lighter shades. Maximise natural light by replacing tired blinds and curtains, and make sure you keep them open when the big day comes. It will help add to the airy, spacious feeling of your home that all buyers love.