When you put your home up for sale, you don’t want it to linger on the market for months and months or longer – you want it to sell fast. According to Save with John and Dave from the Maple Ridge One Percent Realty, “One way to accomplish the goal of selling your home fast is to properly prepare and stage the property”.
The following ten expert tips can help you show your home off in such a favorable way that it will sell as fast as you’d like it to or even more quickly.
- Start With The Yard
Successful staging begins with making a great first impression, and if your yard is trimmed nicely, that’s exactly what you’ll do.
- Make Your Front Door Friendlier
The front door, too, is part of the initial judgment of a home, so make sure it’s clean, freshly painted or varnished and that it has a few nice touches that welcome visitors.
- Remove The Accumulated Clutter In Your Home
When you stage a home, your primary objective is to get potential buyers to be able to visualize themselves in it; therefore, you must remove the personal clutter that makes it uniquely yours.
- Spiff Up The Floors
Floors are a major part of staging and should be clean and in good condition. Rugs should be professionally cleaned if needed and there should be no points where the floor is coming undone or up.
- Update Bathroom Fixtures
Once every tile in the bathroom is shining, add new fixtures to increase the glare. You want the bathrooms looking like they haven’t been used, if at all possible, so people can more easily picture themselves taking the space over.
- Modernize Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the one room in any home that must be impressive, meeting a certain standard for quality and convenience. Install new cabinet fixtures and perhaps lighting, too, and without having spent much, you’ll accomplish a lot.
- Maximize Space
Do whatever you can to make every room look as large as possible, even if that means taking pieces of furniture away before you’re ready to move out. Space is one of the most coveted aspects of a new home and it’s what buyers are looking for. Move furniture closer to walls and group it in such a way as to maximize the amount of space in any area.
- Let The Sunshine In
Natural lighting is something else potential buyers are interested in, so let as much of it in as you can. Remove any dark drapes you have up and other window dressings that can rob a room of its natural aura. While you’re at it, open a few windows, too, to get fresh air in the home; this is another way to add appeal to the house without a lot of expense or effort.
- Keep Kids And Pets In Check
As much as you love your children and any family pets you may have, you don’t want them chasing after potential buyers. Many people tend to be allergic to animals also and keeping them out could cause reactions.
- Add Flowers And Other Welcoming Touches
Put some tasteful background music on and add fresh flowers to a couple of rooms. This will make people feel more at home and show that you take care of little things around the house. Making a good impression on potential buyers as a housekeeper is something you want to go out of your way to do.
Don’t let your home linger on the open market for months on end; learn to stage it properly so that you show it off in the best possible light. That’s the best way to intrigue buyers and the only way to sell it fast, but still at the price you want.…