Staging homes to sell is an essential step if you want to sell your property rapidly and obtain a good price. Would-be buyers should feel welcome while being able to picture themselves and their belongings in your space.
Here are a couple of tips on how you make the most of staging so you can sell your home quickly without breaking the bank.
Making a Great First Impression
· Curb Appeal: Many potential buyers scout the properties they may be interested in by driving by. If you want to put that “for sale” sign to good use, make sure that your home will make a great first impression by sprucing up the curb appeal. It can often be done cheaply by staying on top of regular maintenance and taking care of the details.
· Landscaping: A well-mowed lawn, trimmed bushes, and some colorful flowers will boost the curb appeal of your property. Landscaping can instantly add value to your home. Besides, potential buyers often consider the care you put in your property’s exterior as an indicator of the condition of your home. Overgrown landscaping gives your house an air of neglect, while a well-maintained front yard is often a sign that everything is taken care of properly inside and out.
· Repainting Doors and Shutters: Repainting the interior of your home is often recommended as a way to sell your house fast and for a better price. This advice still holds when it comes to the property’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint on the doors and shutter will refresh your home and boost its curb appeal.
· Get Rid of Seasonal Décor: Keeping your home clutter-free is an essential part of staging your house to sell. Give your yard the same treatment by removing superflu and out-of-season décor.
· Get Rid of Superflux Furniture: Some pieces of furniture may come in handy for your lifestyle but give the room a cluttered feel. Remove any fixture that is not needed to function as you stage your home to sell. Besides, it will be easier and cheaper to move out eventually.
· Declutter Closet Space: Potential buyers will certainly take a look inside your closets. Go through each room and get rid of or store anything you do not need to live in your home, from seasonal clothing to expired pantry items or extra towels.
· Make the Home Look as Big as Possible: Decluttering will help your home look roomier. You can make your property feel even bigger by removing heavy drapes and curtains, painting the walls in light colors, and removing bulky-looking home décor and furniture.
Deep Clean & Freshen Up
· Add Fresh Flowers: Fresh-cut bouquets will add a touch of color and bring the outdoors in. Besides, who can resist the scent of fresh flowers?
· Fill Your Home with Pleasant Scents: Many real estate agents recommend baking cookies before hosting an open house or a showing. Also, be particularly mindful of smells you have pets since odors can be off-putting for buyers. Although spraying the house can be used as a quick fix, a deep clean and staying on top of laundry and garbage duty can be as effective.
· Amp Up the Lighting: Good lighting will help your home appear brighter and more welcoming. Replace heavier window curtains with sheer ones and make sure every room receives plenty of light. You can add spot lighting in the darker areas or highlight some features of your home as well.
Rearrange Your Furniture
· Create Free Flowing Spaces for Buyers: You may be used to the set up in your home, but stomping their toe on a corner will leave a bad impression on potential buyers. Instead, ensure there is plenty of space for visitors to walk around and inspect each corner of your home. You may need to temporarily eliminate some furniture, such as extra chairs or side tables, to create a free-flowing space.
We hope that these easily applicable tips will help to sell your home fast for top dollar!