Selling Your Auburn WA Home: Will Anyone Want to Look?
According to statistics, 80% of all new home buyers will use the Internet to check things out and then do a “drive by” on their own before ever contacting a real estate agent to see the house. Will anyone want to even see your home? Does your house pass the initial “Curb appeal” test?
To give your home curb appeal – think “white glove clean”. The operative word here is PICKY! No old newspapers or junk mail lying about, no recycle bins and not a weed in sight.
Selling an Auburn house can make a person into an eternal nagger! Teenagers wash their car and leave the sponge and bucket on the driveway; younger kids come in and drop pucks and gloves at the front door and bikes are always hastily dumped on the driveway. You know the routine…
These items can be temporary; The question is, do you have any permanent fixtures that must be moved?
Where do you keep your garbage bins? They have to be kept around back, out of sight, at least for the duration of the sale of your home. The inconvenience can be worked around.
How does the front lawn look? Is it green and nicely edged with straight lines along its pathways? If it looks a little bare would you consider spending a hundred bucks on some bushes and trees?
Be sure to get into the habit of parking your vehicles inside the garage and keep the garage door closed. This way the entire appearance of the home is not broken up by cars being stuck in the front of it.
Exterior house lights, including garage lights, are an asset to a prospective home buyer; they are like a luxury that is thrown in. If you have exterior lamps you do not use, put light bulbs in them and keep them on in the evenings.
Likewise, be sure to have a warm glowing light bulb for the exterior light at your front door; this way your home will look welcoming and the inviting ambience may subconsciously tempt a prospective buyer to check further into your home.
These are just a FEW of the things you need to consider when selling your home. Talk to us if you need more ideas on making that “Curb Appeal” more appealing.
Looking to sell your Auburn WA home just give a call and we will go through this “staging” process with you.