After your home is listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and the sign is placed in your yard, you might be wondering what comes next. Most sellers think there’s nothing left but to sit back and wait for the offers to come rolling in, but that’s not always what ends up happening. You'll need to draw in some buyers. Here are some tips to get buyers more interested in your home.

First start by looking at your home and finding any repairs you’ll need to make. Is your plan to sell your home as it is or are you going to be put some money into fixing it up? There might be a few surface problems that can be distracting to potential buyers that you can easily fix.

After that you’ll want to pack away anything that might be cluttering up your home. Extra furniture, family portraits, books and any boxes you have stored in your closets. Try to store these things in your garage or even in an offsite storage area. Unnecessary clutter can make a buyer think there's a lack of space, so clearing up the clutter shows the buyer how much room your home actually has.

Make sure that you don’t block any views out of the house with furniture or stacked boxes from your oncoming move. Blocking the views might make buyers think that you’re trying to hide something unpleasant or it may just give them a claustrophobic feeling, neither thing is something you want from a potential buyer. While buyers are usually pretty sympathetic about the mess a move can cause try to keep the mess confined to one room or maybe even half the garage.

Always remember more room and storage space are things that buyers love. Create an open feeling in your home by swapping out or removing any bulky furniture in the house. Large pieces of furniture take up precious square footage in a room and make it look much smaller than it is. Try to find a piece of furniture that fits into the room better, or if you can’t just remove it altogether. The idea is to present your home in the best possible light, adding mirrors to a room can make a room look bigger and can bring more light in.

Make your repairs, pack away any extra clutter and make your home as open as possible and make sure to do a clean-up before any showings or open houses to make sure your home puts its best foot forward.

If you’re ready to put your home on the market contact The Sandi Pressley Team today.

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