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If you are in the market to sell your house, there are many important factors to think about when hosting potential buyers.

The number of ways to improve your home’s marketability is extensive, but there are five sure-fire tips to sell home that will impress any homebuyer.

1. Create Curb Appeal

When a buyer pulls up to a potential new home, a good first impression really makes a difference. This is called “curb appeal.”

Taking the time to power wash the driveway and patio creates the look of cleanliness that every homeowner dreams of for their house.

Planting flowers, edging and adding mulch makes the outside of the home look picturesque, and adding in small details, like a garden or a hammock, helps stage the yard to meet the fantasy of relaxation that might be just exactly what a homebuyer is looking for in their new abode.

2. Make It Easy to imagine

The home-staging begins outside, but it definitely doesn’t end there. Setting up your home to showcase its best attributes is a sure way to keep buyers interested.

Removing clutter from shelves and tables and leaving more open space will help buyers imagine their items in the area and get them more excited about the possibility of their lives in the house.

By creating a welcoming environment sans clutter, buyers will feel more confident about making the house their new home.

3. Brighten Up the Space

Lighter colours are more positive and welcoming than darker shades, so to help create a more inviting space, try to brighten the rooms. Switching out accent art, pillows and rugs with lighter colours, using lighter lampshades and removing drapes will emit a more optimistic vibe.

4. Use the Sense of Smell to Your Advantage

A great way to help sell your space is to appeal to your buyer’s sense of smell.

This is often one of the tips to sell a home that is overlooked because it can’t always be seen, but it has a huge impact on buyer moods.

Adding coordinating potpourri and scented candles throughout the home or placing a fresh plate of biscuits out in the kitchen is pleasing to both the eye and the nose, making the entire space seem even more charming.

5. Keep the Space Tidy

To avoid last-minute major cleaning overhauls, try to keep the space as tidy as possible. Staying on top of the dusting and vacuuming, and keeping dishes out of the sink will make your home even more appealing. Sometimes, it’s the small details that set one property apart from the rest.

There are countless tips out there for helping to sell your home in a down market, but these five are sure to help you create a pleasant, appealing home for any potential buyer.

  • My mother in law is currently trying to sell her house. This list will be very helpful to her. Thank you for sharing

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  • Good tips! Good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • I might need all these tips…I seriously thought i would be here for years but now that i have new neighbors that love to party every weekend….seriously…every weekend and the people across the road have a dog that barks when left alone and shes working night shift so the darn thing barks all night..nonstop and council dont seem to care….*sigh*….I think im going to have to sell up and move :(

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  • Thankyou some great tips as we embark on getting our house ready for sale.

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  • All good tips. Our agent went so far as to get us to remove the toaster and kettle from the bench as well and it really opened the kitchen to make it look a lot larger.

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  • i am going to go looking at houses soon. i don’t want to see your clutter lol

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  • Thanks again for sharing this article; have been sharing it with friends that need these useful tips.

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  • These are some great ideas, I know it was a small thing that made me fall in love with our home before we bought it!

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  • Thanks for this article and good tips, very helpful.

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  • Some useful tips thanks for sharing, but also I found that a vase full of fresh cut flowers in the loungeroom or kitchen sends amazing scent through the home, inviting potential buyers.

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  • GREAT TIPS THANKS

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  • These are great tips for selling

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  • Some great points here. I have purchased a couple of Scentsy Australia Scented Candles or beautiful scented wax warmers to create that wonderful aroma upstairs and down. People came in saying it smells so good in here. Love that!

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  • great read thanks

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  • Some great advice. When selling in the past we have boxed a lot of the things we don’t need. Especially shelves and kitchen cupboards.

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