While the real estate market may be healing, it can still be extremely difficult to sell your home in New York. You need to find a way to set your home apart from all the other places potential buyers have looked at. It has to be a place that home buyers can imagine living in.
You wouldn’t want to live somewhere that is covered in dust and dirt and clutter, so why would anyone else? Go through some extreme cleaning before you show your home. Wipe down every last speck of dust. Move out any bit of clutter left. If its toys, papers, or memorabilia, get a place to store all clutter while you try to show off your home. Also move any large pieces of furniture to make the room more spacious. Clutter tends to give buyers the illusions that there is not enough room to move around.
Staging homes is a popular device sellers use to make their homes more appealing. Sometimes a series of small changes can make all the difference. First off, remove personal items like photographs and diplomas hanging on the wall. Potential buyers have to able to imagine themselves living in the area. Place a few additional lights to brighten up the room. If your rooms are brightly painted, you might want to paint them over in neutral shades like beige. It allows potential buyers to imagine what they would pain the room. Also, plants are always a good idea for sprucing up the room.
Impression counts on every aspect. Just because the interior of your home is nice, it doesn’t mean you can just forget about the exterior. In fact, the exterior is what people see first so if your grass is overgrown, fence rusted, and you have weeds running rampant, potential buyers are going to have a bad impressions before they ever step foot in your home. While this is not so much of an issue in New York City, there are some homes that have a bit of land in front and in back. Add some potted plants and repaint your door. Everything should look neat and orderly, but also comfortable.
Flexibility can mean everything. Sometimes a house is on the market for months, sometimes days. You need to be patient and flexible to change. Always keep your home clean. That way if you suddenly get a phone call from the real estate agent about a home visit with clients, you won’t have too much work. Keep plastic bags somewhere so you can dump toys and miscellaneous items. Also have cleaning wipes. They are extremely convenient for last minute clean-ups.