General Home Decor

How To Make Your House Stand Out In The Housing Market

Your home is competing with many homes down the street, in the neighborhood, and in the city. What makes buyers select your home from the rest? That’s a difficult question to answer alone. Therefore, these suggestions may answer it for you.

Second Opinion

You may not be able to look at your home with enough objectivity to see the imperfections in the home, because you may be used to your home’s quirks. Since it’s difficult to read a buyer’s mind, gather family and friends at your home. Let them view the home like a buyer and provide advice on improvements. You should also consult with a realtor to determine what changes are necessary to compete with homes at a peak level.

Professional Photos

Since many buyers begin their search online, photos are their first impression. Taking photos with your phone or a cheap camera can leave you with blurry or dull photos. You may find it difficult to get the best lighting or it may not look the same on a computer. Consider hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your home. A professional photo makes an average home glamorous. It keeps buyers interested in learning more about the home instead of skimming past it.

Video Tour

Photos accompanied by a listing are the norm in online house hunting. In fact, listings without photos don’t get as much love as listings with photos. However, homes garner a second look if sellers include a video tour. A video tour provides a virtual tour of the home. This is the opportunity to highlight exterior and interior features in detail. It can also give the viewer a better feel for the layout of the house before a showing. After the video is created, make sure you allow friends, family, and the realtor to view the video too. They can point out any problems before it is posted online. With tweaks and changes, the finished product will provide another layer for home buyers to investigate.

Staging

While some buyers prefer empty homes to visualize the space mentally, the staging process assists buyers who would prefer to see a presentation. This approach gives buyers an idea on how to incorporate your items into the room. The presentation is their visual as many buyers struggle to envision a bare house with their furniture. Successful staging involves items with no personal ties to the seller. It is also clean and de-cluttered. It is helpful to have someone who doesn’t live there, such a realtor, involved in the staging process. They can look at the rooms more objectively and give good advice about what should be removed.

If your home is turning cold on the market, these suggestions will make the home hot again. If buyers are viewing the home, there’s a definite chance a buyer will buy the house.