So you've decided to sell your home. Let's take a look at all the things you can do to increase your chances of success.
First of all, it helps to understand the mindset of the typical home buyer.
Most buyers have certain priorities in mind when they shop for a house. By the time they finally make an offer to purchase, they have probably visited several places which meet their basic needs.
Experienced real estate agents tell us that, once the basic requirements have been met, choosing a home becomes an emotional decision for many buyers. They may weigh the pros and cons carefully, but in the end they'll often choose the one that "feels" right.
So how do you make your house feel like the perfect home? The trick is to communicate subconsciously by appealing to the five senses.
Try these special tips practiced by savvy real estate agents to tip the scales in your favour:
These strategies are especially effective for open houses - an occasion when it's in your best interests to pull out all the stops. For private visits, be creative and do whatever you can on short notice to make your home appealing.