In a very competitive real estate market like the Italian one, it is essential to value your property over others.
Relying on a trusted real estate agent to sell or rent your home is the right choice to shorten the time and get a great deal. He will check the documents, offer you professional advice and assistance and arrange visits with the right people.
The task is to make the most of your property before each visit, following these little tips that seem trivial but are the result of years of experience that allow us to prepare owners for meeting potential buyers or tenants.
Some suggestions for “staging” the house
A tidy and well-cleaned house is essential: remove all unnecessary things, in order to create the perception of a larger space, thoroughly clean the rooms, floors and walls, remove limescale from the taps, polish the entrance door, remove dust and any cobwebs. Before the visit it is essential to air and deodorize all the rooms, especially if there are animals in the house.
Clean and freshly painted walls serve to enhance a property. If the paint is old and dirty, it is better to repaint, preferring light colors that will make the rooms appear larger. The secret is balance!
Make small repairs in order to present the property in the best possible way and emphasize its good condition. Even small defects can make you prefer another property to yours or ask for a discount on the price.
Check that the fixtures open and close well, replace any burnt out bulbs. If necessary, repair the railings and shutters. If there are broken objects, it is better to repair or remove them.
Remove any objects or memories that relate to your family or personality, religious, sporting or political preferences. The house must be as neutral as possible, to suit the tastes of the largest number of potential buyers.
Light plays a very important role in choosing a home. Using the right lighting will help you enhance some details to make your home more attractive.
If necessary, the integration of floor lamps and lamps helps to create a warm atmosphere, essential for capturing the customer’s attention and making him feel “at home” from the first visit. Therefore, prefer warm or neutral lights, and avoid cold light bulbs.
Entrance is the first part of the house that potential customers see, it is important to make it welcoming.
Remove clothes from the hangers.
Eliminate misplaced shoes and slippers.
Arranges bags, purses and grocery bags.
Kitchen is the center of the house and the room that gets dirty more easily!
Remove the tablecloths and placemats, pans, pans and plates from the sink.
Thoroughly clean the stove, hood, and surrounding wall.
Eliminates traces of limescale from taps and sinks.
Put away the tea towels, sponges, detergents and brooms.
Bedroom is the most personal place in the house, it is important that it conveys tranquility and intimacy.
Make the bed choose light or solid colored sheets and bedspreads.
Remove photos and books from bedside tables, shoes, slippers and books out of place.
Let in as much light as possible, open the shutters, draw the curtains.
Living room is the environment dedicated to relaxation and free time, it must make you want to spend time there.
Eliminate the superfluous, ornaments and accessories that are too personal.
Add some colorful cushions on the sofa or a nice sofa cover if it’s damaged.
Buy some fresh flowers to put on the coffee table.
Bathroom is an intimate room, if it is clean and tidy it will allow you to make a great impression.
Via toothbrush and toothpaste from the sink, shampoo and shower gel from the shower.
Lower the toilet seat.
Take off the bathrobes and hang the coolest towels.
Arrange all personal items in the wardrobe and drawers.
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It is true that time is short and that you live at home, but you have to understand that the appointment must be prepared with the utmost care. It is an important moment for a customer who sees the house for the first time, sometimes decisive. The eye always wants the part of him!
The real estate agent invests time, money and energy to select potential customers for your home, so it is essential to make a good impression from the first appointment.
“There is never a second chance to make a good first impression” [Oscar Wilde]
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