Staging to Sell
Prior to listing your home for sale, consider a surefire way to sell your house: well-planned home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If your goal is to sell your home quickly, consider a well-planned approach to home staging.
Think of staging your house as creating an "image" for your property similar to what a PR firm would do for a well-known entertainer. Just like creating a style draws the spotlight to a public figure, staging makes your house a more desirable listing on the market.
Preparing your house for an Open House shouldn't be thought of as a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be enjoyable. Together, we'll work to get a top dollar offer for your home's sale. Begin with these home staging tips and you'll see that your house spends fewer days on the market after listing:
Curb appeal is your only chance to create a positive impact on buyers before they walk into your house. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers shape their first perception of your house and how you perform home's regular maintenance.Understanding this helps us to decide what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't the best it can look on the outside with retouched paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Looking through your home from a buyer's view, I'll advise you of changes that enhance market appeal. I'll advise you take away anything that gives the impression of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.
I know instantly what a room's best characteristics are and how to show them off. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively impact the sale.
Potential buyers like to see a home that invites them inside. Decor that could be uninviting should be removed so that your home will garner mass appeal while on the market.
Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your house, because everything comes together to set the stage for what buyers can expect after they close on your house. Brightening up your interior is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and ensure a pleasing scent circulates room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home has the potential to be.