A Clean Home is a Happy Home
Homes that have been well-maintained and staged properly convey the pride of ownership and appeal to motivated buyers. Below are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your home is in "show shape" when you are ready to sell.
· Clean and /or replace all flooring
· Wash the windows and window coverings
· Deep clean your kitchen and bathrooms
· Clear away unnecessary clutter, remove all excess furniture
· Clean out your closets - extra storage space helps sell
· Paint or touch up the paint in any rooms that need it. Use neutral colors
· Neatly stack boxes in your basement or garage
Your home's cleanliness and attention to detail can create an unconscious impression. That impression can determine the likelihood of an offer.
Home Staging Done Right
From the minute your home is on the market to the day it closes, your house needs to be in "Selling Shape". You and your family will have to deal with some inconveniences and make the transition to thinking about your home as a “property”. This can be a little irritating if you're still living in your house, but in the end, the effort is well worth it.
Appealing to Buyers
Home staging is designed to market and sell your home in a way that's appealing to the largest buyer audience possible. A properly staged home will have simple design principles, and may alter the way that your home is currently arranged and decorated.
Part of my expertise is in helping sellers get their home ready for this competitive real estate market. I’m happy to stop by and share some thoughts with you on how you can stage your home to sell fast and for the highest possible price.
A Few Home Staging Ideas to Consider
Staging a home is the practice of creating a positive "flow" by eliminating clutter or rearranging furniture. Often, just by making small changes, the home becomes more appealing to prospective buyers.
Look at Your Home Through the Buyer’s Eyes
Most people have an emotional attachment to their home. I will offer you third party insight in how to improve the look of your home and see things that you may miss.
Think Open Spaces
Have clear paths into each room. Remove items that give the appearance of a crowded room. Buyers need to be able to walk freely through every room in the house.
Use Lots of Natural Light
Natural light gives your home a bright, cheerful feeling. Leave the shades open, clean the windows and move any furniture that may be blocking the view.
Pay Attention Your Kitchen and Baths
Take down magnets and school papers from the refrigerator, deep clean the major appliances, clear off your countertops. Keep personal items hidden. Allow prospective buyers to imagine what it would look like if they lived there.
Creating Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home must be attractive to potential buyers. It’s a great first step in getting buyers to look at the inside. This is known as curb appeal. You can create a charming outward appearance by refreshing the landscape or giving the front door and shutters a fresh coat of paint. See more curb appeal tips.
I'd be happy to stop by and offer you specific suggestions to help you stage your home.