To successfully and quickly sell your home, you’ll want to “set the stage” for potential buyers. Staging your home does not have to be a hard process. It’s a fast and inexpensive way to increase the value of your home. Take the time to prep your home so potential buyers can see themselves living in your home.
Tip #1: Redecorate
Redecorate your home and remove personal belongings like framed pictures, papers hanging on the fridge, and small decorative trinkets. Take away personal items and decorate with items with neutral-colored throw pillows, blankets, and generic artwork instead. Spend extra time with the bed in the master bedroom to make it feel relaxing and luxurious. Add fresh white linens to the bed and fluff the pillows to make the potential buyers excited to move in.
Tip #2: Increase Curb Appeal
Add to the outside of your house by mowing the lawn, planting fresh flowers, and putting out porch seating. Pressure wash siding, driveways, walkways, patios, and decks so they look like new. If you want to get a little more involved, redo your walkway and paint your front door a new color. The outside of your home is the first thing the buyer sees, so make a lasting impression!
Tip #3: Rearrange Your Furniture
When buyers are touring your home, they don’t want to be running into an edge of a chair that is sticking out or stubbing their toe on a doorframe. Rearrange your furniture to allows for open spaces. Consider removing a few chairs and putting them in storage to make a room seem larger. Add a mirror on the wall to give the illusion that a room has lots of space.
Tip #4: Define Rooms
Tell a story when you are staging your home by assigning a purpose to each room. Outside of the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and bathrooms, a room can be used for whatever buyers want. Stage extra rooms like guest rooms or offices so the buyers can see the room’s potential.
Tip #5: Clean the Floors
Floors are something that is often overlooked but can make a huge difference. If you don’t already have them, hardwood floors appeal to almost everyone and are low maintenance. They can be expensive to install, so clean the floors you currently have if you are looking at a lower price point. Deep clean and steam carpets and scrub the kitchen and bathroom floors until they shine.
Tip #6: Consult an Experienced Professional
Finally, consult a real estate professional on how best to stage your home. These tips are just the beginning of how to get the most out of staging your home to sell. Real estate professionals know to light a candle before house tours or add fresh-cut flowers on an entryway table. They’ve had practice staging homes and can give you the inside tips on how to best stage your home to sell. Contact Allied Realty today for more staging tips!