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!
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 beiges and tans 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 repurpose it into something useful. Clear out closets and basements to maximize the home’s storage space.
Sell your old space and find your new place with my help! I’m a Florida real estate agent with the knowledge and passion necessary to help your real estate transaction go off without a hitch.