With a competitive fall real estate market ahead, it may be challenging to get your property noticed and on the top of buyers’ lists. You’ll have to do everything you can to make your house stand out from the crowd. But what do you do? The best advice we give our clients is to step back and look at your property from the perspective of today’s buyers. Present the home as a product and help them envision living there. So what do you do to make your home ready for the fall real estate market? The following are some key points to consider when marketing your home for success in a competitive market.

Keep It Simple

Less is always more with home staging. You don’t need to raid your preferred furniture store and put in all new pieces. Start with decluttering and depersonalizing. Pack up the kids toys, family photos, and deep clean everything. After decluttering and depersonalizing, find the proper balance of furniture and accessories that will enhance a room so that buyers won’t be distracted and can focus on its unique features, size, and flow. Keep decor simple, fresh and bright to help buyers visualize what it would be like to live there with their own furniture in the space. You want buyers to be able to flow from room to room without any distractions.

Boost Perceived Value With a Cosmetic Facelift

The majority of first time buyers are willing to pay more for a home that doesn’t need improvements, especially in the Nevada County area. Buyers want to have a home as turn key as possible. Instead of spending time and money on expensive renovations, increase perceived value with basic updates and repairs such as repainting kitchen and bathroom cabinets, new hardware, modern lighting, eco-friendly faucets, and neutral wall color. These updates are all that is needed to suggest a home is in move-in ready condition.

Create a Lasting Impression

Most prospective buyers can’t visualize beyond what they see so if they don’t connect with a property right away, they’ll simply go to the next listing around the corner. Whether vacant or occupied, make the home memorable from the entry to the basement with key pieces of furniture, rugs, lighting and wall art. This will add warmth and personality so that buyers can emotionally connect and be more likely to make an offer. If you really want to add some personality to the home, opt for a few bright accessories like pillows or blankets. This will add pops of color throughout the home without assaulting buyers with too much color.

Are you ready to sell your home this fall? Then start with the tips from above. Need some help figuring out what you need to do? Contact a Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty agent today!

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