Are you getting ready to sell your home?
In this tough economic time it is even more important to have a quick and profitable sale. Home staging can give you just that for little or no cost at all. You don’t even need to hire a professional stager to do it because you can take care of this yourself. Here’s how:
Clean and get rid of the clutter. This is the simplest, it doesn’t even cost you money at all, way you can do to stage your home. Make sure that all rooms are spotless clean, even the windows and the yard. It will also help if the house smells good. Remember, buyers also have other senses and a bad smelling home can be a deal-breaker.
Depersonalise. Why do you need to depersonalise? It’s simple. You want your buyers to view it as their potential home, if you keep all your collections and family photos, buyers will spend looking at them and not at your house. Packing away your personal items cost a little; boxes, scissors, packing tape, and storage unit are mostly what you need.
Home Lighting. Adding more light into the room can make the home look warm and welcoming. If your home is improperly lighted, it is time to increase the wattage of your lamps and fixtures. Open the window curtains and allow natural light to come in.
Freshen the walls. Painting a living room with neutral color makes it appear clean and new, and it’s the least expensive way to give your home a new look.
Show off your home features. If you have hardwood floor and it is in good condition but is being covered by rug or carpet, remove it. Hardwood floors are big selling point these days. Also eliminate the clutter in your kitchens counter or fridge so you can show the space that is available.
Accessorize and furnish the rooms. Buyers nowadays are looking for spa-like environment in the bathroom. Accessorizing your bathroom can attain that feel. You can put items like rolled-up towels, candles, and other decorative items that can bring a new look to your room. It is the same thing in your bedroom. You can move furniture, artwork and decorative items among rooms. If you think the new armchair you bought for the living room will look good in your bedroom, move it.
Be resourceful. You don’t need to spend a lot to stage your home, if you need new furniture you don’t need to buy a new one, you can buy used furniture or simply borrow from your family or friends.
A little upfront work with little or no cost can add a lot of profit to the selling of your home. Try these guidelines in preparing your home for sale. If you are not sure what a staged home look like, do a research or go to open houses, it would also help to get a professional advice by hiring a stager if you have a budget for it. Remember appearance is everything. These guidelines will give your home the facelift it needs to sell for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.