Your How-To Guide for Staging Your Home

Selling your home? Sticking a sign on your front lawn and hoping for a buyer to purchase your property nowadays just doesn’t work. In today’s market, there are a variety of choices and your home is competing with other properties. Price range, design, and appeal are a few of the major items that buyers are looking for.

Remember, when you want your house to sell, spruce it up! It’s important that prospective buyers have a great first impression. If you are motivated to sell your property, here are a few pointers to make buyers fall in love and purchase your home.

Empty Houses Are Unattractive

A vacant home makes it hard for buyers to picture themselves living there. Home accessories and furniture can be borrowed or leased through a staging company. In most cases, staged homes sell faster and for a higher dollar than un-staged homes.

The Target Market of Your House

If your home is in a residential area that attracts many young families, decorate to attract accordingly. Consider decorating one or two of the bedrooms to show as a child’s bedroom, nursery, or playroom. Even if you have children or not, this marketing strategy would be very attractive to those buyers who are looking for a family home. In addition, also create a warm and comfortable family room. Prospective buyers tend to picture and visualize themselves living their lives in your current home.

Utilize Proper Lighting

Keep the blinds and curtains open so natural light flows in through squeaky clean windows. Use bulbs with higher wattage to enhance the visual appearance of your home’s interior and make sure all lighting fixtures work and are hung properly.

Accomplish the Necessary Improvements

If your kitchen cabinets are outdated or have substantial damages, have them fixed and painted with a color that would best fit your homes’ ambiance. Keep in mind the design and budget as well. Corroded bathroom and kitchen fixtures should be repaired or upgraded. Any wood rot on the exterior of the home should be checked for termites and repaired. All these upgrades will pay off, add value to your home, and entice your buyers to purchase your property.

When your home is on the market, it is recommended that all family photos and personal items be put away. You would like the buyers picturing your house as already theirs. In this regard, refrain from displaying religious or nude pieces. This may be attracting and enticing to you but may be offensive and unpleasant to other buyers. Hang art frames accordingly and at eye level.

With all these accomplished and at the right price, your house will be sold in no time. Experienced Realtors such as the Simmonds Team can guide you through the task of staging your home, listing it and negotiating the sale.  Call us today.  We’d be happy to help!

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