Selling a home can be a stressful and exhausting process. However, it’s important to remember that the people looking at your home are potential buyers, so they won’t be as critical of its flaws as if you were moving in yourself. That being said, there are many simple ways to make your home look better than it does now—and it doesn’t have to cost much money. Here are some home staging tips that will help attract more buyers and get them excited about moving into your space:
Declutter and depersonalize.
We all have things attached to our favourite teddy bear, a childhood keepsake, and a photo of our first car. But when selling your home and you’re trying to appeal to the broadest array of buyers possible (which is what home staging is all about), you have to be willing to let go.
Take those things out of sight and show off your home’s natural beauty by removing any personal items that may not belong there. That includes pictures, knick-knacks and even furniture (if it doesn’t fit the style). You might think these changes will make your place feel bare—but don’t worry! Your decorator can help with this part too!
Next up: paint! The colour scheme plays a significant role in how potential buyers feel about your listing, so it’s essential for it and other rooms throughout the house where potential buyers might spend time looking around for sale details at their leisure.”
Consider a fresh coat of paint.
When we say “fresh coat of paint,” we’re not talking about that worn-down, chalky spray paint you bought at the corner store. We mean hiring a professional painter to give your home’s walls and trim a new look. A neutral base colour, like white or tan, will make any colours pop. Use contrasting colours for trim, doors, ceilings and even windows if there’s enough wall space available. And if you want to get creative, consider painting patterns on those same elements! This is part of home staging.
Remember that potential buyers want more space, not more stored belongings.
- Remember that potential buyers want more space, not more stored belongings. If they can’t see the floor, it’s hard to imagine a home without things in front of it.
- Could you keep it clean? Cleaning up is like making your bed—once you do it every day, you will never return! Even if your house isn’t dirty, a quick sweep and dusting will help make your place look cared for and welcoming to prospective buyers.
- Please keep it simple (and tasteful). It may sound strange coming from an agent who spends most of her time staging houses full of furniture and decorative accessories. Still, the less stuff there is in a home when you’re producing it, the better off you’ll be—you don’t want buyers distracted by all sorts of miscellaneous items that might take away from their focus on selling points such as size or location within an area. Home staging is a bit of work but it’s essential in selling your home.
Fix the small stuff and give it an inspection.
If you’re going to stage your house, you should first fix a few basic things. These include:
- Holes in walls and broken windows
- Dirty floors and dusty surfaces
- Appliances that don’t work or have missing parts
- Leaks in plumbing fixtures
To ensure the house is ready for sale, hire an inspector who can check it thoroughly. While this may seem like a lot of work (and money), it will be worth seeing how quickly your home sells. And at how much more than its listed value!
Getting your home ready to sell can be overwhelming and expensive, but there are a lot of great tips to get started with on a budget.
There are many good reasons to get your home ready for sale. A great place to begin is by getting rid of clutter, decluttering and depersonalizing the space. The last thing you want to do is make buyers think, “I could never live here because there’s too much stuff!”
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in helping your home feel more spacious and modern. But first, give it an inspection so you don’t miss any issues. You can quickly fix up small things like loose trim moulding or cracked tiles before showing your house around, but they can also mean big problems down the road if left unattended.
Use these tips to stage your home and make it stand out.
You’ve decided to sell your home and are looking for ways to make it stand out. An old saying states that if you want to sell your house, keep it clean and inviting. Here are some tips on how you can do both of these things:
- Clean up! A dirty home will not be appealing to potential buyers. Ensure all surfaces are clean, including windows, light fixtures (especially ceiling fans), floors, walls, etc.
- Stage your house! It means ensuring that the furniture is arranged so buyers get the best view possible of each room. You should also consider adding accessories like artwork or rugs if they don’t already exist to give each room more character and interest. It would help if you also thought about where you might place floor lamps and what kinds of light bulbs would work best. Hence, there are no dark spots in corners where people need help seeing during an open house event being held after hours when most potential buyers will be coming through by themselves. Rather than with friends/family members who might be non-disabled enough not to worry about tripping over anything lying around on purpose just because they’re too lazy not.
Now that you have the inside scoop on how to stage your home, there’s no reason not to get started. We know it can be overwhelming and sometimes even expensive. But remember that the more effort you put into making your home look its best, the better chance it will sell quickly and for top dollar!