The spring and early summer are typically the best times of the year to sell your home. However, no matter when you choose to place your home on the market, some things are universal – selling your home as quickly as possible, and receiving your desired asking price. To meet these goals, thoroughly prepare your property for potential buyers by completing any needed repairs, and staging your home to sell. Home staging is a critical step and when effectively accomplished, you are more likely to see your desired results. Below are some tips from staging and real estate industry experts.
An Inviting Entrance
It’s true – you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Spruce up your front yard and entryway to increase your home’s curb appeal prior to staging. Tasks such as cleaning siding, walkways, and windows, planting fresh flowers and cultivating your lawn, and repainting the front façade will illustrate a well-cared for home and be more inviting to prospective buyers. In addition, place a welcome mat on your front porch, add a couple pieces of furniture if you have space, and use porch lights (clean or replace) to showcase the exterior in the evening.
Clean and Declutter Inside
Inside, every nook and cranny should be clean as a whistle, so take the time to wash and scrub your floors, windows, and other surfaces. This is one of the most important things you can do, so if you need help, hire a professional cleaner for best results! Also, clutter must be cleared away entirely. Show off how much space is available in your home for the new owners’ belongings! In essence, rooms that are a blank canvas allow buyers’ imaginations to run wild with ideas about how they would decorate. Temporary off-site storage is a great solution to help you declutter your home in advance of staging.
Styling Your Furniture
Experts agree that there are a couple of areas to focus your attention. First, arrange your living room or family room furniture in a symmetrical way, which is not only visually pleasing, but conducive to conversation. It creates a natural place for anyone touring your home to sit and discuss it in greater detail! Next, your dining table is often barren between meals, so consider adding life with a few small arrangements down the middle. Lastly, create a tailored, neutral owner’s bedroom with crisp white linens, neutral walls, extra pillows and a soft, textured throw or blanket. This tranquil style will give the space a spa-like atmosphere.
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