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5 Expert Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

Selling your home takes time, patience, and a little expert home staging.

A well-staged home leads to less time on the market—and potentially more cash in your pocket—as buyers feel more inclined to make a higher offer on a home they can see themselves living in.

Don’t leave the homebuyers’ mind guessing. Give purpose to every nook and cranny in your home with these 5 expert home staging tips!

Staging Your Home for Sale

Make the buyer feel at home

Prospective buyers are searching for their next home; a place where they can raise their children, grow old with their spouse, and run around with the dogs in the backyard.

The trick is making your potential buyer feel at home in what used to be your home.

Feeling at home makes buyers more inclined to put an offer on a space, and the key is creating an attachment to your house that they cannot resist.

Start by removing items that clearly mark the property as your home, such as family photos, personal bathroom items, reminders and notes hanging on the fridge, and clothes and shoes.

Freshen up your interior

Add a little life and beauty to your home with some vases of fresh seasonal flowers or plants spaced out in different rooms. Use one vase of bright, large blooms as your focal point perhaps in the entryway or in the kitchen, and incorporate some blossoms into your living room décor.

Stay aware of possible foul odors coming from trashcans or other places. Get rid of these unwanted scents with a light spray or candle.

Illuminate the space

Turn on all the lights in the house and open all windows to let the sunshine in. Well-lit rooms are more attractive than dark, shadowy ones, and keeping the lights on allows potential buyers to easily explore all areas of the home.

Neutralize your walls

You might adore your bright and bold walls, but buyers appreciate a neutral, blank canvas that helps them picture the space in their own way.

Paint all walls a warm, neutral color before putting it on the market to avoid bolder colors affecting your sale. Try beige’s and tan’s or even soft blue-greens to add a little intrigue.

Add functionality to your rooms

Make it easy for the buyer to see how they might make use of each space in the house.

Add furniture, a lamp, and a small rug to a small empty space to re-purpose it into something useful. Clear out closets and basements to maximize the home’s storage space.

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How to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers

Potential buyers are a fickle folk and the littlest detail could keep them from buying your home. In order to ensure a good first impression, I have a few simple tips to help make sure your home is ready for the market.

Tips for Selling Your House

Let the light in

The more light in your home, the brighter and more welcoming it will be for potential buyers. You can obtain some natural light just by cleaning your windows and keeping the drapes or blinds open, letting the sunshine in. Another good idea would be to check the artificial lighting in your house. Replace any dull light bulbs or old lampshades that are hindering your ambient lighting. Lighting up your house will make even the smallest room look larger and may prove more appealing to guests. One of my pet peeves, is when, there is different wattage in the same light fixture. Make sure all the light bulbs are the same in size and intensity.

Remove any unnecessary items

There are a couple things you can do to make your house look more attractive, and fortunately, you’ll be able to accomplish most of this in the process of packing for your new home. It’s important to get rid of any clutter that you had laying around on coffee tables or dressers. In addition to clutter, try to remove any excess furniture that may be filling up the space for no good reason. The goal is to essentially take your home out of this house so that others have the opportunity to imagine their potential home there.

Clean, Clean, Clean

You probably have been cleaning your home for what seems like weeks now in preparation for your move. However, you most likely haven’t cleaned enough. This is one of the most essential steps in preparing your house to be listed and then looked at by potential buyers. Odors and generally unkempt homes are unappealing and will not succeed on the market.

If you have a pet, it’s essential to make it look and smell like your beloved animal never lived there. This doesn’t mean that buyers hate animals, they just don’t want a house that has been subjected to the many elements that a pet has to offer, and most times they will consider your house to be untidy. Remove any trace of a pet, like food and water bowls, beds, or toys.

Follow these tips and I guarantee you’ll be ready to take on the housing market! However, keep in mind that selling your home on your own can be quite a challenge. As a real estate agent, it is my job to stay knowledgeable about the latest market trends and fluctuations, and it is my goal to get you the best advice and price for your home. Give me a call today at 321-432-1993 to learn more about the selling process and I look forward to working with you!