Staging to Sell
Prior to listing your real estate for sale, consider the best way to sell your house: well-planned home staging. Home staging benefits include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If you want to sell your house quickly, go for a well-planned home staging strategy.
Home staging is part of preparing your home for an Open House. Staging focuses on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while showing off the features of your home with strategically placed furniture and artwork so that your home looks as if it's more open and buyers can envision their lives in your home.
Preparing your home to sell doesn't have to be a problem. It can actually be a blast. Together, we'll work to get a high offer for your home. Begin with this home staging advice and you'll see that your house sits fewer weeks on the market after listing:
First, look at the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your house from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What awesome features seem to fade into the background?Knowing this helps us to choose what measures we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with touched up paint and bright garden plants we'll need to address those issues. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your home's final selling price.
Can buyers see themselves watching a movie in your living room, reading a good book in your reading nook or getting work done in your home office? I want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting changes that enhance the features of your home. I'll tell you put out of sight anything that gives the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and play time drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to "generalize" the house so buyers can imagine it as their new house.
I'll review every room of your home. Enhancements that directly affect your sale price include fixable like furniture pieces that should get removed, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Buyers' agents know that their clients want a property that invites them inside. Personal items that could be too personal should be put away in order for your property to have likability to buyers.
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when for the Open House, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can envision after they choose to buy your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and make sure a delightful scent circulates throughout your home. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current house is their future home.