Staging your home to sell when selling your homewill help your homespend less time on the market. Furthermore, staging your home can net you more money. Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving at your home. If you want your home to sell faster and for more money then staging your home is wise.
A good recommendation is for a seller to view their home from the road as a potential buyer. I then recommend they walk through their home looking at everything as a potential buyer. I ask, does your home appeal to you? If the seller answers no, there is a good chance it will not appeal to many buyers that are home buying. In this case, home staging would be a huge benefit. If you choose not to hire a professional to stage your home, the following are some tips and suggestions that you can do yourself:
Staging Your Home to Sell Tips
Clutter: clear kitchens, counter tops, bathroom sinks and shelves for any non-essential items.
Pack up everything that you do not need. This helps the buyer to visualize their belongings in your home.
Remove excess furniture so rooms appear larger.
A part of home staging is tidying up and cleaning, make beds, pick up laundry, sweep, mop and vacuum. Do not forget to clean the stove, refrigerator, toilets and tubs. Remember that most buyers will look everywhere.
What is the potential purchaser’s first impression, the lawn of course? Mow the lawn, edge walkways, trim bushes and around the house, hedges if they need it and blow off driveway. Many home stagers emphasize the exterior as in seating areas, a deck, under an arbor or around a fire pit. Make sure to include some cozy lighting.
Preparing Your Home to Sell
Stage your home before placing a for sale sign in the yard. Turn on all lights, keep ceiling fans going, play some soft music, and place flowers out for a nice touch.
Repaint rooms a neutral color if need be. Modernize older dark kitchen and bathroom cabinets by painting them a smooth white finish.
Other tips are movable colors in the form of toss pillows, lamps, candles or window accents. Paint with modern colors such as, turquoise, light yellows, olive, blue accents such as soft indigo, bright turquoise and darker navy.
Repair all the minor things that you can.
Staging Your Home to Sell Can Mean More Money
When staging your home to sell, the average investment is between 1 and 3% of the homes asking price, according to The National Association of Realtors. This sometimes generates a home staging return on investment (ROI) of between 8 to 10%. Furthermore, your home will spend 79% less time on the market than those not staged. Follow these home staging tips and suggestions and your home will stand out from the competition! For more information, contact me Chuck Tanner.