METCALF MOVING BLOG

January 17, 2022

5 Small Details That Can Make Your For-Sale Home More Attractive to Buyers

So, have you decided to list your home for sale? There is no time like the present to get your existing home listed and sold so you can move to your next home. However, as you prepare to list your home or work with a real estate agent, you may want to take a few steps to make your property as attractive to buyers as possible. Here are a few details that can make your listed home especially inviting. 

1. A Home-Like Smell

Science has shown that certain fragrances make us feel happier and even more comfortable at home. In addition, some scents will give out impressions you want to send to a prospective buyer. For example, the smell of citrus makes a home seem clean, and the smell of vanilla can make a home feel more relaxing. 

2. An Attractive Entrance

The entrance to your home is one of the very first things a buyer will see about the house when they stop in to take a look. Therefore, the entrance to the house should be one of the most inviting parts of the house. Make sure the door is in good functional condition, clean it, paint it if necessary, and clear any clutter that may crowd the view to the entrance. 

3. Creature Comforts

Creature comforts are those things that are usually found in a home or even an outdoor living space that people have around simply because they make the place feel cozier. This could be small items hanging out in the family room or something perfectly staged in a bathroom or bedroom. The idea is to make the property look like an excellent place to relax.

A few ideas include: 

  • A soft throw draped across the edge of a chair in the living room
  • A pair of soft house shoes positioned by the bed 
  • Some super-soft throw pillows gathered on a window seat 
  • Clean, fresh hand towels in the bathroom 
  • A hammock placed in the backyard 

4. Clean Windows and Natural Light

Windows covered with blinds and curtains don’t allow a prospective buyer the opportunity to envision what it would be like to live in the home. You want buyers to see the outlying property through the windows. Likewise, you want buyers to catch enticing glimpses of the interior as they arrive. So take time to rearrange to allow some natural light, and make sure all windows are nice and clean.

5. Groomed Grass

A well-manicured lawn and landscape set the stage for a lovely home. If your grass is overdue for cutting, mow. If you have weeds that have popped up around walkways, get rid of them. A little time and attention can genuinely go a long way toward making a good impression. 

Sold! Need Help from a Residential Moving Company?

When your home does sell, and it’s time to get packed up and moved, you may need a few extra hands to help streamline the process. There is no better way to simplify the process of getting out of your old house and into your next home than by working with a residential moving company. Contact us to get the process started with a no-obligation moving quote. 

 

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