Sellers Were Asking: Where Buyers Always Look

Where Buyers Always Look

Here are the MOST likely spots buyers will look:

  • Garage.  Clearing the garage so that you can park a car in there is important to give a buyer a proper perspective of the amenities offered in your home.  If the garage is full of sports equipment, and overflow from the house, it will show there is not enough room, making the home itself appear too small.  Less is more. 
  • Oven.  Do not store your pots and pans in the oven.  This makes it appear as if you are short on kitchen space.  If possible, the oven should be totally empty, and, of course, clean.
  • Closets.  Yes, one of the things buyers tend to remember about the houses they see, and to either comment favourably or unfavourable upon are the closets.  Avoid cramming the bedroom closets with extras.  The more space that shows in your closets, the better.
  • Laundry Room.  A nice, neat laundry room is often a pleasant surprise in a home, and something that buyers tend to remember.
  • Kitchen Pantry.  Like the laundry room, the kitchen pantry is often the dumping ground’ for all kinds of odds and ends.  The less cluttered the pantry is, the bigger it looks.
As you can probably tell, the secret to hide and don’t seek is to keep those places that are usually used for storage as clear as possible.  This gives the buyers the distinct impression that they will have plenty of room for all the stuff they have.