Staging to Sell
Before you list your house for sale, consider the best way to sell your house: expert home staging. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher bids. If you want to sell your house quickly, go for a well thought out approach to home staging.
Look at staging your home as creating an "image" for your property the same way a PR firm would do for a well-known politician. Just like creating an image draws more popularity for a public figure, staging makes your home more inviting on the market.
Preparing your home for an Open House doesn't have to be a problem. It can actually be fun. Together, we'll work to get a high offer for your property. Begin with these home staging tips and you'll see that your home spends fewer weeks on the market after listing:
Begin with the outside of your house, also called your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your house from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What awesome features seem hidden? Knowing this assists us in determining what steps we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't the best it can look on the outside with refreshed paint and bright garden plants we'll need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
Does your home seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Examining your home with a critical eye, I'll recommend arrangements that improve sales appeal. I'll advise you put in storage anything that gives the look of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to "de-personalize" the home so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively influence the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your home is appealing and that it's friendly, avoiding "offensive" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can consider borrowing furniture. The goal is for your house to look inviting as opposed to cold and deserted.
Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses. Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and reduce shadows where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a nice aroma circulates room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.