To sell your home quickly, staging is a must! But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get your house showcase ready. These 5 simple tips can make a huge difference to buyers and may only cost you a can of paint and some elbow grease.
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During a showing home buyers are there to see your house, not your stuff. A cluttered home is a red flag to buyers that storage space is lacking and distracts buyers from actually seeing the home’s true space and potential. It is also important to remember that buyers are looking for a house that feels like home to them. Family pictures and other personalized items can make it difficult for buyers to picture the home as being their own.
2. PURPOSE AND SPACE
When touring your home, potential buyers will be looking primarily at how they will be able to use the space and rooms. Arrange furnishings to reflect how
functional a space is. To avoid buyers becoming confused by extra rooms, give each room a clear purpose. For example, place a desk and bookshelf in
a room to stage it as a home office. Position furniture to make the traffic flow in a room practical and obvious.
3. NEUTRAL DECOR
Keep things neutral and simple so the home will appeal to buyers whether they are male or female, a young bachelor or a retired couple. Paint the walls a soft, neutral hue and use simple bed coverings and curtains
4. CURB APPEAL
Poor exterior appearance can cause a buyer to immediately become doubtful and incapable of having an open mind. Major landscaping is not always necessary, but the lawn should looked nicely manicured with a fresh mow, trimmed hedges, raked leaves, and swept porches, decks, and walkways.
5. CLEAN THOROUGHLY
Whether you decide to clean yourself or take advantage of my professional cleaning crew, a clean house is vital. It gives buyers the impression that the home has been well maintained and cared for.