All buyers hope that the purchase of a new home will make their lives better. By staging your home, you can help evoke these feelings in the slightest ways. A ruthlessly clean and organized kitchen with matching updated appliances can fulfill a home chef’s fantasies. While lake memorabilia and décor, can suggest a water-fun lifestyle. Staging your home helps you highlight your home’s strengths and make it appealing to potential buyers.
Empty homes don’t show as well as furnished rooms, but either by employing a professional stager or DIY staging can only improve the value of your home and drive more traffic to your home.
Choosing just the right paint color can make all the difference in how your home shows in-person and on-line. Neutrals in cool tone greys and light blues seem to be on trend right now. They present a neutral background that buyers can imagine their own furniture in that space. They don’t distract with specific personalized decor.
Painting the exterior of your home may take more time and effort, but it will rejuvenate a faded-looking home.
I know you have read this before but first impressions count. And that means from the moment they get out of their car and arrive at your entrance. Whether it is fresh landscaping leading up to your door or a freshly painted door and entrance way, keep it clean and inviting.
The counter tops should be clean and as empty as possible. On countertops, only put out ‘staging’ items, such as fresh flowers, basket of apples, etc. Remove items off refrigerator. Remove trash cans before showings. I have already discussed all the “repairs” that should already have happened in my February 2019 blog, “Secrets About Selling Your House Now“. You are now actively showing your home to potential buyers and trying to make your home appealing to them.
The countertops should be clean and as empty as possible. Put away all personal hygiene items. Take away wastebasket. Put out ‘staging’ towels.
Make sure every bed is made. Use your ‘staging’ linens and pillows. Put away any personal items on furniture. Closets should have already been neat and organized to show plenty of storage.
Remove unnecessary furniture that impedes flow. Remove personal photos. Make sure curtains are open to allow the most light. Remove pet beds, toys, etc. The same goes for kid’s toys. Make sure light fixtures have new bulbs and are not burned out.
Remove unnecessary furniture making room appear as large as possible. Make sure lighting fixture over the table in clean and shining brightly.
The energy you will spend staging your home for showings will also translate into the real estate listing photos of your home. Attracting buyers online and driving more traffic to view your home in person is the first step in most real estate transactions.
Here is a quick checklist for preparing your home for the photo shoot:
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All buyers hope in their hearts that the purchase of a new home will make their lives better. So showing your home in the best possible light will only reinforce that idea.
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