Staging to Sell
Before you list your house for sale, consider a proven way to sell your house: careful home staging. Some advantages to home staging include less time on the market and more offers. And you should definitely think about professional home staging if you need a quick home sale.
Look at staging your house as creating a "style" for your home like a manager would do for a famous politician. Just like creating an image garners more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your home more inviting on the market.
Making ready your property for an Open House doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your house sold. It can actually be a blast. Together, we'll work to get an exceptional offer for your home's sale. Use these home staging pointers to get you started:
First, look at the exterior of your house, or your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What unique features seem hidden?Understanding this helps us to choose what plan of action we can use to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't at its best on the outside with touched up paint and blooming garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Examining your home with a critical eye, I'll suggest arrangements that enhance Open House appeal. I'll help you get rid of anything that gives the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Ugly or cluttered areas make your home seem less spacious and buyers have a more difficult time seeing themselves calling your property "home".
I'll look over every room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively affect the sale.
Working together, we'll make sure your home is likable and that it's friendly, staying away from "loud" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about renting furnishings. The goal is for your house to look ready to live in as opposed to cold and empty.
Setting the Stage
During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and ensure a nice fragrance circulates room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house has the potential to be.