Are you ready to sell your home? The first step in the process is to take time to give your home some love! Keep in mind that even the simplest home staging can make the difference between a buyer that walks away and a buyer that’s impressed. Here are a few home staging tips that can really help sell your home faster and at great value!
Spend some time giving your home’s exterior some sprucing up to welcome buyers and improve the curve appeal so that your buyers are impressed before they even leave the car!
Create curb appeal:
As soon as they pull up to your street, buyers have to be impressed by the exterior of your home. So, it’s a good idea to make the exterior seem more welcoming and attractive. Power wash your driveway, mow the lawn, weed or prune the garden, or plant some bright flowers. Other things that are really easy to do before an open house is to wash your windows, replace old house numbers, or replace an older mailbox.
Make your front porch appealing and warm:
You can buy a new welcome mat, add some potted flowers, and replace your doorknob. Depending on the season, you can always place a wreath on your door and leave your porch light on in the evenings.
Spruce up outdoor areas:
Your outdoor areas should not only be attractive — they should be inviting. You can help your buyers see themselves using the available space by adding seating or dining areas such as chair and tables, a hammock, or even a fire pit.
Cleaning and Repairs
Don’t lose out on a sale because of small to-do projects are not completed or because the house is not clean when you show it!
Finish repair projects:
Make sure that you don’t turn buyers away from your home because of missing floorboards, missing shingles, broken windows, or anything else that needs to be replaced or repaired. Make sure that your home is properly maintained and that you finish any small projects that you didn’t have time to finish before selling.
Before putting your house in the market, take some time to go through and clean out your closets, cabinets, and kitchen counters to clear out anything that you don’t need and want to get rid of. This process will also help to make your rooms appear less cramped, crowded, or dirty. A good approach is to partially empty your closets and cabinets to make them appear larger, or you might even decide to rent a storage unit for furniture that is too large or that doesn’t fit well with the rest of the décor.
Deep clean EVERYTHING:
Now it’s time to clean all those hard-to-reach places, deep clean the showers and tubs. If you don’t have the time for this step you can always hire a professional to help. The results will be worth the expense. If you have a pet, you may want to steam clean your rugs or add some type of fragrance, such as soft-scented candles or potpourri, to mask pet odors.
Not it’s time to start looking for ways to impress your buyers and make your home stand apart from the crowd.
Depersonalize your decor:
Remember that when it comes to decor, neutral and simple are always best. One way is to repaint any bold or bright colored walls with neutral colors. You want to create the sense of a home that’s lived in, but not yours, as the idea is to allow buyers to imagine their own personalizations in your home.
Create balance with furniture:
Your furniture should not overcrowd the room or leave it feeling too open. Floating the furniture away from the walls can actually make rooms feel larger and create a cozy, conversational feel.
The Final Details
The fun part is now ready to begin, with a few tips for home staging. Just be sure to keep it simple!
Increase your lighting:
Lighting can make your home feel welcoming! So, make sure to open windows if the weather is nice, or at least pull back the drapes to let in as much natural light as possible
Bring the outdoors inside:
Bring in bright splashes of color in the form of potted plants, clipped flowers, or fall branches. This can help increase the sense of warmth and welcoming throughout the home.
These staging tips are just the beginning of the advice and knowledge that we can provide to help you successfully sell your home. If you’re ready to sell, contact us today and let’s get started!