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4 pointers to create a perfect ambiance for home visits

A house will sell when it seems like a smart purchase and it meets the buyer’s needs. However, to help a potential buyer decide to submit an offer to purchase, you have to do everything you can to make your property appealing during the visit, to make the potential buyer feel at home there.

“Keep this one rule in mind: a clean, orderly, well-maintained home inspires confidence,” says Martin Desfossés, real estate coach at DuProprio. “A home is a refuge, so a potential buyer has to feel comfortable and relaxed there.”

1. Prepare the property

Give the house a good clean, and repair things that might bother buyers. They’ll notice that your property has been well-maintained and will give it more consideration instead of looking elsewhere.

2. Reduce noise

Keep in mind that noisy rooms are very unpopular. So, for the visit, create a peaceful atmosphere. Don’t start the washer, dryer or dishwasher, and turn off the TV. Instead, play some background music at the lowest volume possible. This will help your visitors imagine themselves living in the space.

3. Eliminate distractions

If your kids demand a lot of attention or if your pets tend to steal the show, you might want to have them stay with a friend or relative during the visit. Also, try to get rid of unpleasant odors (cigarettes, cat litter, fried foods, etc.). These annoyances can distract a visitor’s attention from your property’s important features.

4. Add some light

Last pointer: Make sure your rooms are brightly lit to show them off at their best. No one likes dim, gloomy areas, which can make people feel cooped up. So, open the curtains and turn on the lights. You might also want to light candles in a few strategic locations. They’ll not only improve visibility but create a warm, intimate atmosphere.

Remember that the buyers who will visit your home have already read the information on your listing on the DuProprio site. But they will surely have questions they want to ask during the visit. These pointers will help you create an ambiance that fosters good communication.