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How to Make a Home Inviting to a Future Buyer

Setting up a home to make a great first impression is crucial to selling the home to future buyers. Buyers need to imagine themselves in the home. There are many things that can deter a home buyer such as overcrowding a room with furniture, overuse of fragrances to cover up odors, and excessive clutter. Raleigh Cary Realty offers the following suggestions to make a home inviting to potential buyers.

6 ways to make a home inviting to a future buyer:

  1. Staging: Staging a home by removing excess furniture to make rooms look larger is one of the top ways to make it inviting. When a home looks spacious, families can imagine their furniture in the space.
  2. Cleanliness: When a home is clean, odors do not need to be covered with scent plugins, candles, and sprays. Homeowners should have the house cleaned; especially the kitchen, carpets, and bathrooms. Unsightly kitchens, carpets, and bathrooms can quickly deter buyers, and they will start looking elsewhere.
  3. Having too many family mementos: Potential buyers want to see themselves in the home so having too many family memories may be overwhelming and does not allow them to see themselves in it. At the same time, people like to see the place as a happy home so it’s good to show some family pictures.
  4. Store away clutter: Keeping kids toys and other clutter away from sight during a showing is important. The clutter can detract from the home’s beauty.
  5. Curb appeal: With the lawn and shrubbery trimmed, it says to future buyers that the homeowners took the time to take care of their home. Sometimes it takes money to make money especially if a home’s property has been neglected.
  6. Photos: The day that the photographer arrives at the home, every room should look its absolute best. These photos are the first impression a buyer will have when looking at home listings.

After selecting the ways that can make your home inviting, talk to the experienced realtors at Raleigh Cary Realty. We appraise, buy, or sell homes and work alongside buyers/sellers throughout the process.


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