“A Little Imagination” Can Help Buyers with “Little Imagination”
When selling your home it is imperative to help the Buyer get the flow and function of your house. Don’t make them guess what the room is supposed to be.
Make an Entrance: When ever possible make the front entrance, just that…the front entrance. An e-box located on the on side or back door is awkward and confusing. The buyer needs to get the feel of the home from the perspective of a guest arriving for the first time.
We Could Live in this Room: Make it look like a Living Room. Pick a focal point (pehaps the fireplace) and position the furniture accordingly. Often that means removing an overpowering piece that may block the room visually or create an awkward traffic pattern. Let the buyer see himself relaxing by the fire or perusing one of the well placed coffee table books. Sometimes less really is more.
The Room with an Identity Crisis: It may be convenient to have a giant desk complete with files,printers and a shredder in the”make shift” office (formerly know as the Dining Room)….or even a treadmill and a tanning bed ( true story….you just can’t make this stuff up)! Let the Dining Room be just that….a Dining Room. Let the buyer picture having a dinner party not a day at the office or worse yet a trip to “Tanning World”.
Don’t try to fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Face it, the old king size bed that you just couldn’t part with just doesn’t fit in the 12×12 3rd bedroom. Swap it out for a compact model….a tasteful twin with neutral bedding will make a world of difference.
Sellers need to appeal to the masses. Let the new Buyer make the house “Taste Specific”. In this market odds are you aren’t going to find the needle in the haystack.