Every home is different, and so is every buyer. Yet, as a real estate agent in Reno with decades of experience selling homes of all shapes and sizes, some things seem to remain constant.
There are a few traits that sellers should keep in mind when putting their home on the market. Following these five tips can take potential buyers from “what a lovely home” to “I want to live here” … music to your ears, right?
5 Quick Home Seller Tips from a Real Estate Agent in Reno
1. Use Neutral Paint Colors
Paint color plays a large part in the emotional response of potential homebuyers when perusing properties. Therefore, stay away from bright, dark and loud colors (with few exceptions). Keep your walls neutral with an occasional accent wall to add some life to the room. This applies towards kids’ rooms as well.
2. Avoid Niche Décor
Although you might be in love with that vintage signed Kiss poster, your potential buyers may not. Even though it’s just decoration, avoid any sort of décor that gives off a religious, political, or otherwise strong emotional perception that might offend or discourage your buyers.
3. First Impressions Rarely Fade
Therefore, focus on making the entry of your home standout and truly pop. If future homebuyers fall in love with your home the moment they walk in, they’re more likely to find the rest of the home enjoyable as well.
4. Time Isn’t On Your Hands
On average a potential buyer spends 15 minutes to walk through a home. So rather than displaying items that take the buyer’s focus away from the house, focus on decorations that add to the home. You’re selling the home, not the decorations in it.
5. Don’t Confuse the Buyer
The last thing you want is for a buyer to place an offer on your home, only to back out because they thought that one of your personal belongings came with the house and it doesn’t. So, inform your realtor when an item that may be assumed to come with the home does not.
So, there you have it: five easy, yet effective, ways to make your home more attractive to buyers. If you’re interested in more home selling tips, check out the following article: 7 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling.