Autumn is a wonderful time to put your home on the market, as it is well before the blustering and frigid weather keeps buyers cozied up inside. Instead, the fall season offers colorful trees that boost curb appeal and buyers ready to purchase before the holidays.
In order to put your home on the market confidently, you need to know what buyers are looking for and how to adapt your house to meet those expectations. The good news is that you don’t always need to sink twenty thousand dollars into a brand new kitchen in order to entice buyers. Here are a few things typical Chicagoland buyers are looking for when they are in the market for a new home.
Location, Location, Location
Buyers are searching for a home that gives them easy access to their favorite spots, whether that is their gym, their work, or their coffee shop. While you can’t move your home to a hot location, you can market your home’s location by promoting the positive. Are you walking distance to a great school? Are you only a few blocks away from the interstate? Give buyers a reason to think your location is their next favorite neighborhood.
Fresh and Neutral Paint
One of the easiest ways to update your home on a budget is to give walls a fresh coat of neutral paint. Buyers are more likely to consider a home that looks well cared for, and new paint can go a long way in covering a lot of wear and tear throughout the home.
Buyers love easy access to a well-maintained outdoor space. Don’t worry – you don’t have to pretend your home has a giant backyard in order to lure buyers to your home. However, you can update the outdoor space you have to create excitement. Powerwash your deck and sidewalk, add a few pots of autumn mums, or add modern lighting.
Maximize the amount of natural light coming into all of your windows and doors by cleaning the glass before your open house or realtor visits. Clear cobwebs from the outside corners as well and let that natural light in. Your home can appear larger with the right amount of natural light.
Before you make the call to put your home on the market, be sure to call the team at Bell & Shah first. We are experienced working with buyers and sellers throughout Chicagoland and are ready to make the legal process of selling a home easier for you. We’ll advocate for your best interests while making sure your closing process goes smoothly.
Let’s work together soon to sell your home successfully.