Home Staging Tips to Make Your Home Sell Fast
Majority of real estate agents state that home staging has an effect on buyers' perception and it makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their own. Most of the agents believe it greatly decreases the time a home is on the market. With this much to gain, it makes sense for the sellers to put time and efforts into staging their homes and interestingly, in most of the cases home staging does not require spending a lot of money.
Boost curb appeal
This is something we always hear, whenever we plan to sell our home. Potential buyers stop by the signboard of “For Sale” and often decide on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to appeal the visitors, so take notes:
- Completely wash the walkways
- Clean your house number plate
- Declutter the garage, and mow the lawn
- Make the garden appear fresh and green
- Deep clean the front windows
- Repaint the outer wall, if necessary
De-personalize the space
One of the primary objectives of home staging is to help prospective buyers visualize the space as their own. You can achieve this by depersonalizing your home and setting it up as a blank canvas for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. The home must speak volumes about style and charm but it should also be devoid of personal touches that suggests the home belongs to the seller. Take down all the personal photos and even personalized fridge magnets. Moreover, organize your wardrobe and clear the bathroom counters of your personal items.
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
Clutter takes up the space and makes any place looks cramped and small. Edit down the place to just the basics and make it more attractive. You do not have to get rid of your things forever but you should certainly be packing them up and setting them out of sight. This includes un-seasonal clothes, newspapers stack, CD rack, video games, décor items and anything that you do not use on daily basis. Do not consider hiding them behind the curtains on in the cabinets as buyers will be opening the closets to look at their storage potential, so remove as much clutter as possible.
Strike a balance between clean and lived-in
Yes, I said it just now to get rid of all the clutter but now its time to add back few elements that can make your home appealing. For instance, replace the empty vases with flower stems, a basket of neatly arranged fruits on the kitchen counter or lining up a series of smaller vessels in the centre of dining table. Pull your living room furniture off the wall and try creating an inviting conversation area. Make your home look clean and smell good.
Staging your home does not require you to spend a lot of money on décor and arrangements but it all starts with smart decisions. If you are not sure about it, you can take help from your agent to make specific changes that will add value to your home and woo the potential buyers.