Staging Your Home
Staging your home for sale might seem like an easy task, but there are a lot of important key points that are often overlooked- some of which you may have encountered in past home searching situations. So, what can you do when staging your home? Below are a few tips, hints, and ideas for sprucing up and cleaning out your home to create a great first impression for the buyers.
Pack Away Personal Items
Your goal is to depersonalize your home so that buyers can view it as their potential home. Prospective buyers won’t be able to picture themselves in the house if they’re surrounded by your family photos and other personal items. This is where moving boxes and packing tape come in handy!
Get Rid of Clutter
Ridding your home of clutter is a simple way to get buyers to focus on the actual house. After years of living in the same home, clutter collects in such a way that may not be evident to the homeowner. This is where you can take a moment to decide if something can be stored or donated. Try to take as little clutter with you to your new home as possible! For more de-cluttering tips, click here
Rearrange and Neutralize
Tour a few model homes to see how the rooms are furnished. Rearrange the rooms in your home to make sure each room has a distinct, useful purpose. Fresh, neutral paint on the walls, trim, and doors is also a huge selling point. It makes everything appear clean and new and gives the buyer a fresh canvas to start on.
Clean and Deodorize
No one wants to look at a dirty home, especially not prospective buyers. When buyers see an unkempt home or smell something funky when they first walk in, they become turned off immediately. You may want to consider having the house professionally cleaned so that everything is spotless and fresh for the showings.
Enhance the Outside
Don’t overlook the home’s exterior when selling. Curb appeal is just as important as cleaning the inside of the home and it’s the buyer’s first impression. Mow the lawn, make sure the sidewalk and driveway are free of clutter and debris, and ensure the house number is easily visible. It may also be beneficial to pressure-clean the exterior of your home, driveway and sidewalk. Mulch is also a cheap solution for covering eyesore areas.