When selling your home, you want it seen by as many potential buyers as possible.
First and foremost, you’ll want to find an agent that specializes in your geographical area and has a strong internet presence; ninety percent of all buyers begin their property search online.
When you list a property it becomes more than a home; it is now a product for sale. Once you have qualified buyers interested in viewing your property, to sell it quickly, you should stage your home to make it attractive to all potential buyers. Professional home staging highlights the two luxuries in any home: light and space.
Stage Your Home in Five Simple Steps
Clean and Organize: Make sure your home is clean and uncluttered; buyers will notice dusty baseboards and ceiling fans. A thorough cleaning is essential, as is storing items
away that create clutter.
Feature Focal Points: Go through your home and note any focal points like fireplaces, bay windows or vaulted ceilings and decorate or reposition furniture to show off these features.
Return Rooms to Original State: If you’re using a spare bedroom as a catch-all storage room, you’ll want to box up items that are causing clutter and recreate the room as the
bedroom it was meant to be. You don’t necessarily need to go out and purchase a bed, simply place a series of boxes in the shape of a bed and cover will a comforter and pillows. Be creative and you won’t have to spend money unnecessarily.
Enhance Curb Appeal: While a complete landscaping renovation is not in order, sprucing up your front lawn and/or driveways will do wonders to increase curb appeal. Pulling weeds, cutting back shrubs, or painting your porch are inexpensive ways to add new life to your front yard.
Replace and Update Fixtures: Small changes like replacing light fixtures, kitchen cabinet hardware or bathroom faucets are a great way to update the selling points of your home if you don’t have the funds available for a kitchen or bath renovation.
Did you know that homes that have been staged, sell not only faster, but on an average of 6.4% above list price?! How about that. 90% of potential buyers cannot look past dirt, clutter and imperfections? So why not put your best foot forward, for it is a proven fact that home staging helps sell houses.