1. Physical senses respond to design.
What we feel relates to our senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and even taste. What we want to do is adjust certain aspects of your home to make it more appealing to these senses. The more senses you can activate in a positive way, the more in love the buyer becomes with your home.
2. A buyer wants a home that fulfills their needs.
People buy homes that they feel happy in. People want to feel proud of their home, to the point of showing it off to their friends and family. Choosing the right colors, patterns, furnishings, and taking care of the little details will greatly influence the prospective buyer's feelings.
3. Don't fall into the all “white or beige wall trap.”
The advantage of white or beige is they are “safe” colors; they look clean, and are generally preferable to a very extreme color such as purple, pink, dark blue, etc. However, they don't create any sort of cheerful feeling and they don't make people feel good. Color also corresponds to room size. Use light colors for small rooms such as bathrooms and smaller bedrooms. Also, semi-gloss and gloss paints tend to show wall imperfections, use flat paints instead.
4. Furnishings are very different depending on climate.
Fewer furnishings is generally more desirable due to our hot and steamy days. If in cooler weather, having many comfortable furnishings is desirable.
5. Paintings, Flowers, Plants and Mirrors.
They add depth and give a feeling that the room is bigger. These make the buyer feel like the home is part of their lives already. Buyers will become emotionally ready to live in the home.