Are you thinking about selling your Miami home?
Chances are there are properties similar to yours already for sale causing you to compete with other homeowners. It may require a little extra effort, but in the long run, your hard work will pay off and help you sell quicker in Miami.
Sunshine State Buyers has put together some great tips on how to set your home apart when you are ready to sell your Miami home.
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Address The Senses To Sell Fast.
Without realizing it potential buyers will rely on all five senses when they view your property. How they feel will create a positive or negative perception of your home and affect whether or not they decide to make an offer.
Understandably, you’ll want your house to be impressive visually, but you should also think about how potential buyers will experience your house in other ways. Consider the following ideas.
What they touch…
This might seem a little strange at first, but bear with us.
Consider for a moment what potential buyers will come into contact with whilst they tour your property. Chances are they won’t touch much furniture or appliances like the television (unless they’re included in the sale) but what about doors, windows, handles on cabinets, glasses, and faucets. These things should feel clean to touch.
Buyers may want to open windows or cabinets and the last thing you want is for the handles to feel slightly dirty or dusty.
In addition, use a fluffy, luxurious throw blanket on the sofa. Add oversized feathered pillows to the bed, making it look beyond comfortable. Think about how you would experience a high-end hotel, and incorporate these things into your home.
What they smell…
Of course, most sellers know that their home needs to smell clean and not moldy or dusty.
But, you could consider putting in a little extra effort to make your property smell fresh and inviting.
Just be aware that some people can be sensitive cleaning products or overly intense air fresheners so make sure you don’t overpower your home in fragrances and accidentally drive people away.
Consider fragrances that are universally appealing.
Everyone enjoys the smell of freshly baked bread and chocolate chip cookies.
If you choose to light a candle or burn incense, keep it light and mild (nothing too sickly). Vanilla or Citrus are popular choices that shouldn’t cause potential buyers to feel nauseated.
What they taste…
As mentioned above, the smell of cookies or fresh bread is universally enticing.
If you’re hosting the viewings or open house events yourself, maybe you coincidently have some cookies baking along with some other light but delicious snacks.
What they hear…
Awkward silence or creaky floorboards echoing through your house won’t create a positive image of your home.
It can be a good idea to play background music during open house events.
Pick something aimed at your target audience.
If your home suits a younger couple, play something more modern. Whereas if your target audience is older, they might find mainstream music irritating.
If potential buyers have a positive experience whilst viewing your home, they’ll be more likely to fixate on the positive selling points rather than any downsides to the property.
Have A Party Instead of A Typical Dull Viewing
So many open house events are all the same. Buyers awkwardly wander about, asking strained questions, giving the impression they are bored with viewings already.
Chances are your potential buyers have viewed several houses already and been to a bunch of open houses. Try to lighten the mood by making the whole event more casual. Consider hosting your open house as an afternoon BBQ or evening cocktail party.
This way your guests will get to experience “living in your home” and most likely leave with a more positive impression.
Entertaining friends, serving great food, and creating so much fun within the home, that people don’t want to leave is a great way to sell your Miami home fast!
Focus on Your Curb Appeal
Curb appeal refers to the view of your home from the road or driveway.
How does your house look from the street? What’s the first impression you get as you pull up to the drive?
Everyones heard the phrase:
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover
But when it comes to home buying, this is often the case. The exterior of your home and view from the road will sometimes create a long-lasting impression of your property, that can affect the decision-making process.
This first impression is the first opportunity to make buyers fall in love with your home. Don’t waste it.
- Mow the lawn.
- Weed the garden.
- Repaint the exterior if necessary.
- Your mailbox, doorknobs, address numbers should also all look clean and well looked after.
- Repair cracked sidewalks and porches.
- Tend to any boards that may have popped up.
- Ensure furniture is clean, rust-free, and complements the building.
- Fix your fixtures.
Plus, by doing the work yourself, you’re saving a ton of money and transforming a possibly dull property into a well-maintained home.
Don’t Take It Personal…
Yes, you want your home to feel inviting and cozy. But if people see all your Grand Canyon vacation pictures on the fridge or a stack of your paperwork on the desk, they are going to feel as if they are intruding on your home and your schedule.
Plus, some buyers might even feel inclined to make small talk about your holiday pics, distracting them from viewing your home. You want buyers to be engaged with the property, not you.
So, pick up the clutter and tidy any personal items away while buyers view your home.