Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home
Thinking of selling your home? In order to appeal to the most viewers and shorten your time on the market, it pays to make your house as presentable as possible. Beyond just listing your home, there are a few best practices to stick with when it comes to home staging.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the process of prepping and listing your home, don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of Do’s and Dont’s that will help you succeed in every home showing.
7 Tips for the Best Possible Home Showing
Decluttering. Make sure your rooms are clutter free so the potential buyer can imagine themselves and their belongings in your home.
Clean up all spaces. Think “less is more.” Cleaning up goes beyond scrubbing and dusting. It can involve taking down some artwork only you are partial to. Think about storing the artificial greenery on your cabinets, and any extra accessories that draw away from a clean palette. The environment should be as neutral as possible so potential buyers can envision themselves in the space.
Painting. If you decide to paint, opt for a clean, neutral color palette. If you’re having some trouble, seek out expert help so you can learn all the best options. A neutral environment helps the potential buyer envision the creativity they can bring into their new home.
Clean your carpets. Having your rugs and carpets professionally cleaned provides a pleasant smell throughout the home, leaving visitors with the comforting feeling that the home has been cared for.
Removing window treatments. The goal is to let the natural light in and open up the space as much as possible. If they’re dirty or outdated, items such as valances, curtains, blinds or shades should be taken down. There are plenty of inexpensive solutions for replacing your window treatments, and they can dramatically change the ambiance of your home.
Remove bathroom rugs. This one is often overlooked by people showing their homes, but it can make a big difference. The goal is to open up the space and let the potential buyer see the clean, expansive floor. This is especially important if you have high quality flooring to show off.
Look at your lighting. Having the right lighting can be a great mood setter. If you have bright, harsh lighting where there should be soft ambient light, try using different bulbs or installing a dimmer. There are plenty of easy changes you can achieve with little expense, and they’ll enhance the likelihood of you selling your home.
4 Things to Avoid When Showing Your Home
Don’t leave anything lying around. Commonly forgotten items include laundry, mail, dishes, garbage, toys, prescription medications, jewelry or valuables.
Don’t leave rooms unattended. Make sure your rooms don’t look “lived in.” Commonly overlooked things include unmade beds or untidy bathrooms.
Don’t allow odors. Keep in mind the scents you’re used to, such as pet odors, cooking smells, or other strong odors. Clean thoroughly, and let your home air out as much as possible.
Tend to the yard. Curb appeal is just as important to a potential buyer as the inside of your home. Clean up leaves, branches, grass, and other areas that need attention.
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The more you’re able to stick to these suggested Do’s and Don’ts, the greater success you’ll have in showing your home. The goal is a quick sale, and it pays to do everything you can to achieve that!
For consultation advice concerning how to stage an empty home or redesign a lived-in home, reach out to Cheryl Leggett at Real Expectations by email (Cheryl42892@gmail.com) or by phone (331-302-2845).
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