When you are selling your home, one of the best things you can do to sell it faster is to stage it room by room. Your real estate agent can give you good tips on how to set it up just right to have the best effect.
Does staging your home really do any good in the home selling process? Most real estate agents suggest staging no matter what kind of market you are in, so that you can get a great price for your home.
Benefits help you think as a buyer would think and helps you organize better and get rid of the extra clutter, which you would do anyway when you are packing your home to move. It could help you sell your home faster and make it look better so that you can get offers that are closer to your asking price.
To give the potential buyers a good first impression, you need to make the outside of the home look great so that it has good curb appeal. To do this properly, you need to go outside with a friend and look at it as a buyer would. Take notes and compare them. Staging it may include fixing chipping paint, making sure that the shutters are the same color, mow and edge the lawn as needed, lay new sod if necessary, lay a fresh coat of mulch to any flower beds, plant new flowers, pull new weeds on a regular basis, remove leaves, trim bushes, clean windows, and power wash the siding.
The next thing potential buyers will see is the entryway, which is right inside the front door. This requires cleaning up the clutter, which makes the home look larger right away. You also want to wipe away any spider webs and any other dirt that may be there. Have adequate lighting and a new welcome mat so that the home looks bright and inviting.
The rest of the home needs to be staged carefully to look not only lived in, but also clean and neat. You need to store away all your personal family items so that potential buyers can see themselves there, not your stuff. Arrange the furniture so that the rooms appear spacious and clean, and paint and decorate the home in neutral colors so that the potential buyers can visualize their stuff in your home. You can add color in accent pieces, such as vases, pillows, and artwork so that the neutral colors don’t get boring. Your real estate agent can give you pointers in exactly what you need to get a good price for your home.
The best way to help your home sell quickly in both buyers and sellers markets is to make sure that it is staged properly. Your real estate agent will be able to guide you in the right direction.