When tasked with selling a small house, it can be difficult to focus on anything other than its size. However, as a real estate agent, it's important that you find the best attributes of every home you sell. This is no different for homes that may be lacking in square footage. The following are six tips and tricks for selling a tiny house:
1. Focus on Outdoor Areas
If the home itself is small, why not focus on the exterior of the property? A lot of outdoor space can be a great selling point. If the small house has an equally small yard, however, you can always use landscaping to make it appear bigger. This can be accomplished by having the owners plant or place taller plants closer to the house and smaller plants progressively farther away.
Before letting potential buyers see the home, make sure you and the home sellers declutter as much as possible. Remove all nonessential items (the fewer, the better) to make living areas appear larger. This can include removing seating where unnecessary and moving small appliances off the kitchen counter during open houses and private showings.
3. Highlight the Benefits of Living Small
There are many benefits to living in a small house. For example, prospective buyers will enjoy lower utility costs and property taxes. They will have less maintenance to handle, too.
4. Sell the Location
Real estate is about location, location, location. Therefore, sell the home's location as much as possible. Make sure potential buyers know about the shops, restaurants, and other amenities within walking distance, because you'll want to assure them there is plenty to do outside the house.
5. Light the Space
How much light do the house's windows let in? Open shades and curtains to make sure the windows they're attached to bring in the maximum amount of natural light possible. After all, the more light a home has, the more spacious it will feel. You can also use tall corner lamps that shine light upward to create the illusion of more space in dimly lit rooms.
6. Capitalize on Eco-Friendliness
Smaller homes are greener homes. Prospective buyers looking at these homes may be interested in them because they're more economical, so sell it that way. Highlight energy-efficient features and the low cost of living.
Selling a small house can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Use these tips to shift buyers' focus from square footage to future cost savings, and the home will be well on its way to sold.