Pro Home Staging Tips
Are you hoping to sell your home quickly? Before you put your house on the market, take care of any concerns your potential buyers may have ahead of time. There’s no need to call in an expensive interior designer, knock out walls, and overhaul your entire house to convince others to fall in love with your space. Take a look at these simple, but effective, ways to stage your home to appeal to everyone who schedules a walk-through.
Finish In-Process Home Improvement Projects
If you started any projects but never finished them, be sure to do whatever it takes to complete these before the For Sale sign goes in the yard. Unless buyers are looking for a fixer-upper, incomplete projects are likely to deter them from taking a chance on your home. Even if you need to hire somebody to pick up where you left off, make the effort to complete the project so it won’t become a reason for others to pass on your home.
Clear Your Clutter
Remove any clutter from tabletops, countertops, and even bookshelves to help your space appeal to a broader range of buyers. People want to imagine themselves in the home, and that’s hard to do if you still have a lot of personal items scattered throughout the house. Even simplifying your usual decor is worth the effort. Your home doesn’t need to be empty, but clean and clutter-free is best!
Clean out the Closets
When you’re selling your house, it’s not an option to relocate your messes to the closets to get them out of the way. Buyers want to see how much space is available for all their belongings, so make sure you store your extra stuff in a storage unit or at your new home instead of in the closets. If it’s not possible to put things elsewhere, make an effort to clean up and clear out whatever you can.
Shop Your Home for Accessories
Once you’ve finished up any projects and taken care of clutter, walk around your house and “shop” for any accessories you can use in key places to convey a homey feeling that will convince buyers they belong there. Be strategic about the items you use and accessorize sparingly, but make sure your home retains a bit of personality and warmth.
Whether your house was put on the market weeks ago or it’s something you plan on doing soon, pick a couple of strategies to give your home the edge over all the others. It only takes a little bit of extra time and effort to help your home stand out.
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