Home Staging 101
There’s no escaping the raw power of first impressions, especially when it comes to selling your home. Each time a potential buyer walks through your front door, you want their immediate thought to be: WOW!
The key to creating the right impression is being able to envisage what potential buyers will look for in your home. Can they see themselves living there and spending time with friends and family? Is this a space they’d love to entertain in? We’ve gathered some tips from the pros on how to properly stage your home in order to enhance your quick sell opportunities.
Boost Curb Appeal
- Power wash siding and walkways
- Hang easy-to-read house numbers
- Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery
- Mow lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
- Wash front windows
Make sure everything in the house is in top condition
No torn screens, cracked plaster or burnt out pot lights. It’s easy to overlook these things, so tour your house with a critical eye and repair anything that needs it.
Get your house sparkling clean
From shining floors, gleaming windows, clean counters and tile grout, every surface should sparkle. This is the easiest way to help your home put its best face forward.
Clear away all clutter
If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go! It’s not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage temporarily. Don’t overlook your cupboards and closets as that equals more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so purge anything unnecessary or unsightly.
Although your unique style may suit you, it may not be the style of those seeking to buy your house. It’s always best to store away family photos and collectibles during the time your home is on the market. You can bring your personal style back into play in your new home.
If the idea of home staging feels like too much, consult with your realtor. They can usually provide some suggestions or refer you to a specialist that can assist you through the process.