How To Stage Your Home for Sale
Prior to putting your house on the market, consider a proven way to sell your house: professional home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. And you should definitely consider professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.
Think of staging your home as creating a "style" for your property similar to what a PR firm would do for a popular politician. Just like creating an image draws more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your home more attractive on the market.
Prepping your property to sell doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your house sold. Instead it can be a fun and inventive project. Together, we'll work to get a top dollar offer for your home's sale. Start with these home staging tips and you'll notice that your house sits fewer weeks on the market after listing:
Begin with the outside of your home, or your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your house from a street perspective. What jumps out at you? What would've-been-eye-catching features seem to fade into the background?Acknowledging this helps us to decide what steps we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
Could a buyer picture themselves lounging in your living room, relaxing in your spa tub or getting work done in your home office? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by recommending changes that highlight your house's features. I'll suggest that you put out of sight items that give the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and play time drawings should get stored away too. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can picture it as their new home.
Every room gets a once-over. Changes that directly impact your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should get rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Potential buyers expect a property that draws them in with charm. Decor that could be unsightly should get moved out so that your house will have general appeal while on the market.
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to host an Open House, because everything comes together to paint a picture of what buyers can look forward to when they consider buying your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and make sure a pleasant scent flows from every area. We'll incorporate cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.