When you decide to sell your home and move, there are a lot of things to think about. One of those things is how to attract potential buyers to buy your current home. There are a variety of aspects potential buyers will look at when touring your home and plenty of ways you can improve your home to make it more attractive. Below you will find just a few.

Highlight the Best Features

Ask yourself why you like living in your current home. Maybe you have a beautiful kitchen, a bit yard, or a nice HVAC system that was installed by B&L Ott. In most cases, potential buyers will like the same things about your house as you do. Therefore, you should highlight the best features of your home somehow.

You can mention your favorite features during your tour, or you can stage your home. Staging your home refers to decorating your home and arranging it in a way that highlights the best features of your home.  You may also want to avoid bringing attention to parts of your Berks County home that still need some work or aren’t as appealing. It’s not a good idea to lie about any of your home’s features, though.

Improve Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are the most important. What people see first, will affect their views of the rest of the house. This is why it is important to boost your curb appeal. If your home looks like it needs many repairs, and there are a lot of weeds growing in the yard, you are less likely to attract buyers.

Some simple ways to boost your curb appeal include, gardening, touching up your mailbox, buying a new doormat, and improving your outdoor lighting. You don’t have to spend a ton of money fixing up the house you are about to move out of, but by cleaning your yard up a bit, you can make a better impression.


Cleaning the inside can also help make a good impression. Clean up toys, stray papers, pet hair, dust and any other unnecessary belongings you have laying around. Cleaning up clutter will also help open up your space and make it look larger. If you don’t have space to put everything, try utilizing a self-storage facility until you move out.

Touch Up The Paint

Once you take all of your furniture out, your walls will be what’s left. Therefore, you will want to make sure your walls look good as well. Give them a fresh coat of paint if they need it, or redo the wallpaper. If your walls are bright or unique colors, go for a more neutral color. Neutral walls look good with more furniture and potential buyers won’t have to think about repainting the walls to make it look okay with their style.

Update the Lighting

If you are willing to spend some extra cash, you can also think about updating your lighting. Lights with a dimming feature or automated lights can be a great selling point to tell potential buyers. As mentioned before, you can also update your outdoor lighting. Uplighting is a great way to make your home look more upscale.

Update Your HVAC System

If you have an old HVAC system, this can be something that may drive interested buyers away. If you want to have a new HVAC system installed, you can call on B&L Ott in Berks County for help. We can help you find the best system to fit the home. We can also provide other services such as air duct cleaning, home automation installation or programmable thermostat installation. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us through our website or by calling 610-927-5133.