Home Sellers: This Is the Most Important Room in Your House
When it comes to selling your home, you need to make sure every room, pantry, closet, shower, and crevice is in tip-top shape. And the first place to start: the kitchen.
For most people buying a home, whether they are first-time buyers or seasoned veterans, the kitchen is the most important room to them. It’s where they’ll spend lots of their time – cooking, spending time with family, eating meals, hosting dinner parties and events. People moving out of small rented apartments are looking for a vast new space to cook and dine, and previous homeowners are looking for something that will far exceed what they had previously experienced.
The first thing you need to do is remove everything from the counters. This means everything – toasters, blenders, food – everything. The more you clear off, the larger the space is going to be, and the more visible your countertops will look.
You also need to clear out all of your drawers and cabinets. Keep some nice pots, pans, plates and other utensils in the space so it looks lived-in, but don’t make it overcrowded. You want it to look like your kitchen has more storage and space than any other home these people look at. So the more you can put into storage, the better.
Finally, don’t forget the under-the-sink area! Most potential buyers are wary of stumbling into any trouble or maintenance issues. So clean out everything under the sink, including cleaning products, and scrub the area down. You want to take care of any needed repairs and keep it as clean as possible – you’d be surprised how much a clean and well-kept under-the-sink area can impress a homebuyer.
These are just a few of the key aspects you have to remember when it comes to selling a home, so be sure to check back with our blog every week for more useful tips!