In order for potential buyers to notice your home, you have to make your home look as appealing as possible. That is one of the challenges homeowners face when selling a home. How will you attract home buyers to your home? Though this may sound so easy, and many already know that cleaning every nook and cranny of the house is one of the first things to do, there are many other ways to prep your home to make it look attractive without leaving a dent in your wallet.
The curb appeal matters
Remember that the exterior of the home is the first thing home buyers will see, improve your home’s curb appeal to make a good impression. Make sure your lawn is trimmed and there are flower beds or potted plants to add freshness to your home. A new paint can also bring up your home’s appeal. Add accessories that would add a good vibe to your home.
Depersonalize your home
You want your buyers to visualize themselves living in your house, you wouldn’t attain that goal if every part of your home is decorated of your own mementos, photos, certificates and other personal items. Also keep in mind that many groups of people will be viewing your home and not all of them will share your opinions and taste so you have to make your home appeal to as many groups as possible.
Decorate the wall
Though you should depersonalize your home, don’t leave the walls bare of any design elements. Choose some of your selected wall hangings to highlight the color of your wall. Hang pictures to create a visual impact.
Group the furniture
When it comes to your furniture, be sure it is group together in a well-planned way. It must flow together nicely, don’t push every furniture up against the wall. Furniture grouped together nicely can affect the space of the room, it can also turn one room into two and vice versa. Also make sure that there are clean and direct traffic through the room.
Paint do wonders
Paint can make your home appear bigger, giving your wall a fresh coat of paint in a light neutral color can bring the room to life and make it appear more larger. Think of the best paint color to bring out your home’s character. One tip that can help expand your space visually: paint the moldings the same color as the wall, it gives an illusion of higher walls.
Natural lighting is a plus, but if you lack natural lighting, adding extra lighting to increase illumination to the room will ensure that every aspect of the room is showing. Add lamps to light any dark corners. Open the windows to admit natural light, the more light the room has, the bigger and cleaner it feels to people viewing it.
Over time, you may have overloaded your room with things and furnishing that have lost its original function, like a bonus room doubling up as an exercise room. It would be confusing to potential buyers of your rooms have identity crises. Decide what function of the room will be and de-clutter and clean out any items that are not needed. Make sure the room’s function can be defined in just a glance.
Clean every nook and cranny and do not assume that buyers will just only look into your main rooms. Make sure that all rooms are spotless clean and presentable as possible. Find a proper storage to keep all other items you don’t need and don’t keep them in your cupboards.
Accessorize and furnish the room
Accessorizing your home is the final step in staging your home. Accessories enhance the furniture and architecture in your home, they tie the room together and enliven the space. There are many things you can use to accessorize your home and they are not expensive. Your house should appeal to a broader range of home buyers so keep that in mind when you are decorating.
While some sellers shy away from home staging because they think it is expensive, it is not. In fact, you don’t need to spend a lot to stage your home. Try these guidelines in staging your home for a resale. These guidelines will give your home the facelift it needs to sell for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
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