Tips for Home Sellers to Make Their Homes More Appealing to Buyers

If you are in the process of selling your home, it is important for you to do everything you can to enhance curb appeal and prepare the house for the competitive real estate market in New Jersey. This is particularly true during the winter, when it’s snowy and icy outside your house.

Here are some things you can do now to make sure that your home is at its most desirable to potential buyers in the coming months:

  • Clean Clean Clean: Do not wait for springtime to clean your home. Remove clutter now so that it won’t detract from the visual appeal of your home when you try to sell it. Also, scrub everything inside the residence, including carpets, windows and shelves. This could make all the difference when a potential buyer is weighing their options and deciding whether to close the deal on your house.
  • Paint the Walls: Over the years, it’s possible that the paint on your home’s walls has flaked or simply lost its luster. The best way to address this visual issue is to repaint important areas in your house.
  • Make the Buyer Feel at Home: Give the potential home buyer a sense of how great, how and comfortable, it will feel to live there. Light a fire so that it’s cozier inside. Add a lot of pillows and throw rugs to furniture to enhance the warmness and coziness of the residence. Additionally, even if the house is currently empty, you should still keep the heat on at a comfortable temperature. After all, you don’t want prospective buyers to come inside the home and then quickly leave because they aren’t comfortable.
  • Take a Look Outside: First impressions matter – and the first thing your would-be buyers will see is the exterior of your house. As a result, the outside of your home may be just as important as the inside to a prospective buyer. For example, if it’s snowy or icy on the sidewalk outside the home, take the time needed to clear off snow and ice.

For more ideas on things you can do to improve your chances of selling your home, read the article, “Selling Your Home This Spring? 7 Tips to Help You Prepare.”


Once you are ready to buy or sell property, you need the assistance of an experienced real estate lawyer in your corner. Joel R. Spivack, Esq. will look out for pitfalls as you proceed through the attorney review process and into contract. He will also protect your rights until the deal is done. Contact Mr. Spivack today for a consultation about your real estate matter.

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