Tips For Staging Your Home Preparing To Sell

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Selling a house is a daunting task. All homeowners want to sell the house as fast as possible, and at a price they want. Though not easy, this is not impossible. All one needs is proper staging tactics, and you will be able to sell the home fast. If you have a home for sale, here are some staging tips you should bear in mind.

Think like the buyer

This has been your home for a while, and you are most probably attached to some of the things in it. You must have personalized the space, but now it is time to depersonalize it. Remove any family photos from the wall and replace them with drawings of art. Remove fridge art and any other kind of personalization. This way space will appeal to all types of buyers regardless of who they are. Think like the buyers and make the home appealing to most of them. Make sure you have the AC System set at a comfortable setting. On a recent job, I employed All Hours Air to do a tune up before staging.

Declutter Your House

You will want the buyer to see how expansive your home is and so decluttering is a must. Remove the things that you do not need; extra furniture, clothes, old items and even toys that your children do not play with anymore. You can store these at a friend’s, or you can store these at a friend’s or in a storage facility just temporarily until you find a buyer and then you can move them to your new home. Do not just stuff these in the closet since the buyers will want to see the closet space. You should leave closets open when showing buyers around. Other than making the house look small, having clutter will distract the buyers from seeing the beauty of the house on sale.

Do not just stuff these in the closet since the buyers will want to see the closet space. You should leave closets open when showing buyers around. Other than making the house look small, having clutter will distract the buyers from seeing the beauty of the house on sale.

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Curb appeal will make buyers want to come in

Many people say that the first impression is the last. Well, this holds true even for your home, and you need to make it a great one. A home that looks great on the outside will look inviting and will catch the buyer’s eye. So, ensure that your lawn is well-manicured, bushes trimmed and the plants along the walkway and within vicinity all green. The walkway should be clean and so should the windows. Repaint the front area and porch if need be and use neutral decorations to add some appeal.

So, ensure that your lawn is well-manicured, bushes trimmed and the plants along the walkway and within vicinity all green. The walkway should be clean and so should the windows. Repaint the front area and porch if need be and use neutral decorations to add some appeal. Have a nice doormat on the porch floor and simple but elegant furniture if space allows.

So, ensure that your lawn is well-manicured, bushes trimmed and the plants along the walkway and within vicinity all green. The walkway should be clean and so should the windows. Repaint the front area and porch if need be and use neutral decorations to add some appeal. Have a nice doormat on the porch floor and simple but elegant furniture if space allows.

Make the house spotless

When staging for sale home, be ready to scrub and dust the whole house. From the kitchen to the bathroom, everything should be sparkling clean and spotless. This makes everything look new, and the buyers can see just how awesome their items will look in this home. Dirty and greasy appliances, floors, counters, and windows will be revolting, to say the least. If you cannot do it perfectly on your own, it is better to hire professional cleaners. If you have carpets ensure they are clean and are free of stains and odor. Consider hiring a green cleaning service.

Lighting is too important to overlook

Good lighting will make it possible for the buyer to see every corner of the home. The first thing to do about the lighting is to take advantage of the natural lighting. Open all blinds and curtains when staging the home. Where this natural lighting is not enough to use a bright bulb to illuminate the area. Replace any broken or outdated light fixtures and dust existing ones that you intend to leave in place.

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Go for neutral colors

You may love bright colors or dark ones, but when you decide to sell your home, you should forget about your preferences. If you had wallpaper, it is time to tear it down. Paint the walls in neutral colors and them for the décor as well. These appeal to many people, and it is the option to easily customize the space with colors they prefer that makes neutral colors a great idea.

Define the purpose of every space in the home

The buyers need to see that every part of the house can be useful to them. They may not use it for the same purpose as the one you will stage, but they will appreciate knowing that no space remains unused. If there is a spare room that you have been using to store junk, you can set it up as a guest bedroom. You can stage another room as a study room, a child’s bedroom and so on. Just be creative and think of what people would expect to use the space for.

If there is a spare room that you have been using to store junk, you can set it up as a guest bedroom. You can stage another room as a study room, a child’s bedroom and so on. Just be creative and think of what people would expect to use the space for.

There you have it, great tips to help you stage your home for sale. Staged homes sell faster than vacant ones, but with the above tips, you will sell even faster.