As our client we will work hard to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible return on your investment. Effective staging is crucial in achieving this. Here are a few tips to get your home ready to sell.
Clear away clutter – Serious staging means all clutter must go. Take a look around and ask yourself, "What can I live without". Store items away such as magazines, paperwork, nick-knacks, toys and unused kitchen accessories and appliances. It's also a good idea to place toiletry items in a closet, drawer or basket.
We love those family photos but... unfortunately it's important to remove all those precious family photos from walls and tabletops temporarily, until you find a new home to show them off again!
Unpleasant pet orders – We love our pets but pet odors can have a negative first impression. It's recommended carpets be cleaned and if necessary sprayed with a pet odor eliminator sold both online and in pet stores. Please also try to keep Fido's toys hidden away when potential buyers visit your home.
Brighten things up! Check burned out lightbulbs to insure each room is brightly lit with lamps, overhead or natural light. Open all blinds and draperies. Buyers prefer bright and light verses dark and dingy.
Paint, paint, paint! It's a great idea to put a fresh coat of paint on all marked walls. Choosing a brighter neutral tone to paint over darker painted walls is always a plus.
Curb Appeal – First appearances are everything! Cutting shrubs and grass, also cleaning out flower beds and adding seasonal flowers can really jazz up your curb appeal. It’s a good idea to add a fresh coat of paint to your front door and jams. Welcome your visitors to an inviting porch!
Give each room a purpose! Each room needs an identity. Buyers are turned off by a room with a mishmash of uses. Rearrange to show the office as an office, exercise room as an exercise room and so on. Remember, your home should flow. Remove furniture that may be an obstruction to the flow of each room. As they say, less is more. The less furniture you have the bigger each room appears.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST... Spiff things up!! From shining floors to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should be clean and sparkle. Don't forget those closets. Buyers love closet space so they will open to check the size.
If you would like additional assistance with your staging, please contact Debi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the garage tidy shelves and move as many items to one corner to allow as much floor space as possible.
If you have pets remove pet beds, toys and feeding stations. Buyers often have concerns if they know a pet has lived there.
Pack up as many toys and stuffed animals as possible. A good idea is to have them choose 2 items to play with and then rotate them out. It will make your life so much easier!
Before you leave let's prepare your home for a great showing!