If you plan to sell your house, there are four things that a recent Realtor.com survey revealed will go a long way in appealing to buyers.

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There are certain things that homebuyers want in a home and certain ways you can give it to them. According to a recent Realtor.com survey, these four things will make your home more attractive to buyers:

1. A kitchen that impresses: Spend a lot of time and thought updating the kitchen. This could include updated countertops, appliances, cabinets, and hardware, which can all make the home more attractive and modern. If your countertops and cabinets are in good shape, you can pull this off by just updating appliances.

2. The great outdoors: You can’t change the size of your yard, but you can make it inviting. Get rid of all the junk lying around, update the landscaping, and keep your grass freshly mowed. Make sure you have tables, chairs, or a fire pit; whatever will make people think of it as a nice place to play or relax and have company over.

3. A garage: People 55 and older actually prefer having a garage to a living room. Having a garage is huge, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get rid of all the clutter and make it open. If you’re lucky enough to have a 2-car garage, really showcase that space. People love garages not just to park their cars in, but to have space for certain tasks.

4. Avoid making rooms specific to your style or use: For example, don’t turn a bedroom into a dressing room or a photography darkroom. If you turn any spaces into a specific functioning space, make sure it is easy to convert it back or make it appear very neutral.

“YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE SIZE OF YOUR YARD, BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT INVITING.”

Remember, you want to set your house up in a way that you enjoy, but you don’t want anything so permanent that it can’t be changed back. If you have any other questions about appealing your home to buyers or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home here in the Milford area, give me a call or send me an email. I’m here to help!