Good staging can greatly assist you in selling quickly and at your asking price. Your home needs to appeal to a broad range of people within the target market.
Enhance the Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, and it will take a split second for potential buyers to form an
opinion of your home. Your house may be stunning on the inside, with all the best features, but if
the exterior doesn’t reflect this, potential buyers may skip the opportunity to check out the interior.
Enhance the curb appeal with some TLC. Power wash siding and walkways, keep windows clean,
maintain the landscape and repaint where needed.
Create a Welcoming Porch
An inviting porch can give potential buyers a dose of comfort and warmth. Add some simple touches, such as a welcome mat, potted plants, and some stylish porch furniture.
Keep the House Clean. If your home is not clean, homebuyers are going to assume that the house has not been taken care of either, which will mean repairs are likely in order for them. Keep furniture and windows fingerprint-free, floors shining, and countertops scrubbed to give your home the best look. The cleaner, the better!
Clear Away the Clutter
Clutter is one of the biggest distractions when entering a home as a potential buyer, and it can instantly take away from the true value of your property. Consider renting a storage unit if you have a lot of extra clutter. You’ll find it worth your effort to have a clear, distraction-free space to show.
Style Your Dining Room
A large, bare table can look uninviting, so add some flowers, or a series of smaller kitchen décor items, to make it easier for potential buyers to visualize their life in that space. Be sure to keep the added décor to a tasteful minimum.
Consider Your Closets
One of the first things people do when looking at homes is open the closets. You must keep these clean and clutter-free. This is a huge selling factor for many people. Consider purchasing closet organizers, and aim to have at least 20% of the closet free of any items.
Remove the Personal Touches
This can be an emotional part of staging, but it needs to be done. Take down family photos, remove magnets from the fridge and the memorabilia from shelves and walls. Potential buyers will have a much easier time imagining their personal touches in their own styles this way.
Staging can be a bit of a process, but it is highly important to the success of your home selling. Following these tips will not only help your home to sell, but it will potentially make the process faster and boost the selling price.