Spend Less Time on the Market With an Open House and Home Staging Tips
Prior to listing your real estate for sale, consider a surefire way to sell your house: careful home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. And you should certainly consider professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.
Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging focuses on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while highlighting the characteristics of your home with strategically placed furnishings and photos so that your home appears bigger and buyers can envision their lives in your home.
Making ready your home for an Open House shouldn't be thought of as an annoying experience. It can turn into an eye-opening and inventive task. Together, we'll strive for a high bid for your home's sale. Begin with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your house spends fewer months on the market after listing:
First, look at the outside of your home, also called your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your house from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What great features seem waiting to be noticed?Knowing this assists us in deciding what steps we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't attractive on the outside with retouched paint and blooming garden plants we'll need to tackle those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Walking-through your home with a critical eye, I'll recommend adjustments that improve market appeal. I'll advise you take away anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be cleared off. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or cluttered areas make your home look less spacious and buyers have a more difficult time picturing themselves living there.
I'll look over each room of your home. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll make sure your house is appealing and that it's friendly, avoiding "loud" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try borrowing furnishings. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because everything comes together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house. Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and create light where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a delightful aroma circulates from every room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home has the potential to be.