Preparing Your House for an Open House in Needham
Before you list your house for sale, consider a surefire way to sell your house: expert home staging. Some advantages to home staging include less time on the market and higher selling prices. And you should certainly try professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.
Think of staging your home as creating an "image" for your house similar to what a manager would do for a popular celebrity. Just like creating an image attracts more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your real estate look better when it's on the market.
Staging your home to sell shouldn't be thought of as a nerve-racking experience. It can turn into an eye-opening and inventive activity. Together, we'll strive for a top dollar offer for your home. Use these home staging tricks to get you started:
Start with the exterior of your house, also called your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What positive characteristics seem hidden?Acknowledging this helps us to decide what steps we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to tackle those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
Could a buyer picture themselves enjoying game night in your living space, reading a good book in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your house to welcome buyers and give them a sense of comfort. I'll help you achieve this by suggesting changes that enhance your home's features. I'll advise you put out of sight things that give the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Brick-a-brack, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get stored away too. I can help you de-clutter your house. Ugly or messy spots make your home look unkempt and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
I know exactly where a room's best features are and how to highlight them. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
Potential buyers like a home that draws them in with charm. Personal items that could be unsightly should be put away in order for your home to impress buyers at the open house.
Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Brightening up your interior is of major importance, so we'll do things like open curtains and create light where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and assure a nice scent circulates from every area. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your sofa and bed. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.