What Can Make Your Home Look More Appealing To Buyers?

When you’re selling your home, there are several things you can do to help improve its chances not only of selling quickly, but of selling for a higher price, too. Depending on your budget, you may want to buy carpets, for example, or rejuvenate the front garden to improve its kerb appeal.

Whatever your budget, there are always ways to make your home look more appealing to buyers, and here are 9 great ideas for doing exactly that:

1. Tidy Up Inside

This means getting rid of any clutter that may make the spaces in your home look cramped or unattractive, and you may want to remove bulky items of furniture. Try to see your home through a potential buyers eyes, and make sure that everything that’s on display, has purpose and quality.

2. Give It a Coat of Paint

Whether you focus on certain rooms, or cover the whole home, a fresh coat of paint can instantly rejuvenate a space and with neutral colours, you can help potential buyers envisage their own items filling those spaces.

3. Upgrade the Front of Your Home

What buyers first see when they approach your home can have a significant impact on their overall opinion of the property, and by making some small upgrades to the front garden, paths and/or driveway, you can entice them in.

4. Make Any Repairs

From cracked tiles and ripped carpeting, to holes in doors or walls, having these minor problems fixed before viewings, can go a long way to making your home look cared for and well maintained.

5. Clean Up

If you regularly clean your home, then this should just form part of your cleaning routine, but if your home is in need of a deeper clean, it’s best to have this done before buyers start viewing. You might be surprised to know just how much cleanliness can impact their opinion, even though they can clean the home themselves were they to buy it and move in.

6. Upgrade the Carpeting

Nothing can deter a homebuyer more quickly than stained or worn carpets, and if your budget permits, having new carpets fitted throughout your home could make it far more appealing both from a cosmetic, and practical standpoint. There may be carpet offers online or in your local shop that can help you do this affordably. For smaller budgets, focus on recarpeting the main rooms of the home instead.

7. Remodel the Kitchen

Not every seller has the budget for this, and not every seller needs to do this, but if your kitchen is old and outdated, a small remodel of the cabinets and countertops can go a long way towards first impressions of your kitchen for buyers. If your kitchen is small, consider putting smaller appliances in cupboards to make the space look less crowded.

8. Add Mirrors

This clever trick of strategically hanging mirrors throughout your home, can create the illusion of space and make rooms feel brighter and airier, too. 

9. Focus On the Small Things

By dotting a few potted plants or vases of fresh flowers around the home, you can help create a positive impression for buyers. And should you add that bowl of fresh fruit to your kitchen table? Absolutely!

10. Make Sure it Smells Inviting

From a batch of freshly baked cookies, to coffee or essential oils, what buyers smell when they step inside your home can be a big influencer, and if you’re a smoker or share your home with pets, making it smell clean and inviting is especially important.

To help sell your home and encourage buyers back for a second viewing, try any, or all of the above tips.