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seller fiancing a home - is it your best option?

3 Things Homeowners Are Looking For When Purchasing A New Home

by Dan Vasquez

Many sellers feel that they have no control over how prospective buyers feel about their home. However, this isn't exactly true. When you go to sell your home, you are in more control than you actually think. All it takes is a little bit of research into what buyers are looking for when they are buying a new home. Here are three things that buyers want when they are conducting a home search and how you can help those buyers find them in your home:

1. Curb Appeal

When selling your home, you need to ensure that you make a good first impression. So, you want to make certain your home sells itself to buyers from the moment that they see it from the curb. Buyers need to be impressed by your home so much when they pull up to your home that they're ready to get out of their vehicle and get inside to see if the interior looks as great as the exterior.

So, how exactly can curb appeal be created? It's all in the attention to detail. Make sure that the exterior of your home is in good condition, that it's clean, and that it's attractive—more so than the neighbors. To get this done, you will want to sweep any dirt and debris off of your driveway, sidewalk, and porch. Remove any wilted flowers from your garden, rake and bag up fallen leaves, and get rid of broken tree limbs. Put fresh flowers in containers and gardens around the entry of your home. Touch up any paint around the front door and windows, and power-wash the exterior of the home and windows. 

2. Plenty of Space

One of the primary reasons that people move to a new home is because they need additional space. So, the one thing that you need to avoid inside the home is clutter. Your home needs to always be clean and free of clutter so that the features of the home can be seen clearly. To make it seem like your home has more space than it actually does, you may want to consider renting a storage unit that will allow you to remove items from the home that don't have to be there, such as out-of-season clothes and decorations, toys, etc.

3. Home Updates

If you are selling an older home, then you want to ensure that it has been updated. Many people are looking to buy older homes because they are more affordable, but they want an older home that has received updates. Some of the most appealing updates that you can do for prospective buyers include upgrading appliances, countertops, and cabinets. You should also give your home a new paint job; however, don't choose too personal of a paint color. Instead, go for a neutral color, such as a grey hue. 

For more ideas on how to get your home ready to sell, consult with a local real estate agent. And, remember, the more updates, repairs, and tweaks that are made to your home, the more confident that potential buyers will be that they are ultimately choosing and purchasing the right home for their family.