Staging Basics To Sell Your Home
When staging your home it should show like a model home so that prospective buyers could imagine themselves living in your home. Some staging basics included painting neutral colors, decluttering & organizing your home are some of the crucial steps to get your home buyer ready.
Top 10 Tips For Staging Your Home
1.) Curb Appeal
Make them drool before they even enter the house, lush landscaping, bright and refreshing flower beds, fresh red mulch and manicured trees are some things to consider when thinking curb appeal. Buyers first impression happen when they pull into the driveway for the first time, many buyers will do drive by’s to determine if they even want to schedule an appointment with the their local real estate agent so this could be your one chance to make a great first impression before they get in the front door.
2.) Make Your Home Sparkle
Pretend your in-laws are coming over for the weekend, think hotel clean, mop, dust, window sills, remove the cobwebs , fresh linen in the bedrooms and bathrooms to give the impression that you always keep a clean house which will convince buyers you care about your home at all times. Have a friend or neighbor come buy to check for any odors you might be accustomed to from your pets or your children’s stinky soccer cleats.
3.) Pay attention to light and colors
Your personal taste might lean towards dark colors like maroon , reds or even blues but does the next buyer have the same taste is another question. Neutral colors make the home appear larger and even appeal to a larger audience of home buyers and something every home seller should take into major consideration.
Few things deter buyers more than a cluttered home. They need to see your home, not your stuff. Excessive personal items like photos, collections, personal awards, electronics and collectibles will make it difficult for buyers to see past your personal style and may deter a sale. Taking yourself out of the picture makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves, and their stuff, in your space.
5.) Consider replacing furnishings.
Think about removing or replacing worn or outdated furnishings and get rid of extra pieces. The time has come to move beyond matching furniture, so break up your sets; dated can easily become eclectic with editing and rearranging. Consider consulting with a professional staging company for design direction and advice on rental furnishings to create an inviting home with broad appeal to a wide range of buyers.
6. Invest in new artwork.
Displaying new artwork is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Photography can be used to contemporize a room and add a splash of color as well.
7. Make repairs.
Make your home a high-maintenance zone. Repair squeaky doors, chipped or smudged paint as well as broken fixtures and fittings that you’ve neglected.
8. Apply a fresh coat of paint.
It’s the best bang for your buck that will quickly refresh a dull, dated room. Slap a fresh, neutral color on the space. Choose a beige or taupe for living spaces and a neutral green or blue for bathrooms.
9. Don’t forget the floors.
Get rid of worn carpets, and consider refinishing shabby hardwood floors. An inexpensive new area rug is a quick fix and can disguise the look of old floors.
10. Spring for new light fixtures.
Renew the look of the room by replacing old or dated light fixtures, door hardware, light switches and outlets. If it’s tacky and older than you, get it out of there.