Tips When You’re Showing Your Home


Selling your home is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think. Many people will drop in during a showing, but only a handful will make an offer. This means it’s up to you to create a space that’s welcoming and enticing to the eye. Home Avenue understands this and is here to help. With our expertise, we can help you impress potential buyers, and encourage them to make an offer. Here, we will go over five easy tips to increase buying interest.


  • Make Your Home Welcoming

When potential buyers tour properties, they want to see themselves in the home going about their lives. Though the home is still technically yours, it’s important to do what you can to make them feel at home. Many times, people touring the house feel anxious about discussing details with the realtor in front of the home’s owner. While there are tours going on, step out for a little while so they can fully explore your home. It is also important to put your guests at ease. Ensure they know they can take as long as they need to explore.


  • Create a Peaceful Setting

While you can do what you can to make your guests feel at home before you leave, there are a few other things you can do to make the home peaceful while you are gone. Having calming music playing in the background or a fire going are easy ways to get people to relax. The white noise makes them feel at ease, so while they tour tour the property in full, they can feel comfortable communicating with the realtor about specific details.


  • Add Strategic Lighting

By ensuring the home is well lit, especially in smaller rooms or in the basement, can make the rooms seem larger and more welcoming, which can entice potential buyers. Both inside and outside lighting helps you create a homey, welcoming space. Making sure your property is well lit is one of the easiest ways to create a more welcoming feel to potential buyers.


  • Don’t Use Overpowering Scents

Because you do not know the preferences of your guests, a good rule of thumb is to avoid specifically scented items or overpowering scents in general. Another reason to avoid strong scents is because people may be allergic to them. Using natural scents, such as potpourri, is an easy way to create a welcoming atmosphere. Create a light, comforting scent is by putting a few drops of vanilla extract on a stove burner and let it burn for a minute or two. This creates the illusion that you’ve been baking, which is always a welcoming scent.


  • Clean Up, and Hide the Clutter

It may seem like the obvious thing to do, but having a clean, clutter-free home can make or break a potential deal. When potential buyers tour your home, they do not want to see your leftover dinner plates or work papers scattered about. They want to envision their own belongings in the space. Being able to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone is key to selling your home.

Contact Home Avenue Today

If you’re looking for help selling your home, contact Home Avenue today. To learn more, call 952-929-7355 , or message us on our contact page.