You’ve settled on a solid list price, you’ve made updates to your interior and exterior — now, it’s on to staging. Making your home look both functional and beautiful and marketing your revamped home to the right audience takes some skill. Luckily, your agent can help you find the right designers and photographers to ensure your residence looks brand new and appealing.
1) Keep your home clean and organized
Home buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in a residence they tour, so keep everything tidy. Set the scene for them: Put nice magazines and candles on your coffee table, bring out the nice china for the dining room table, and ensure you’re home is dust- and clutter-free. Seeing a messy living space is a turnoff for many prospective buyers, so stay on top of keeping your home in tip-top shape while showing it off.
2) Work with a professional stager
If you feel your home lacks the requisite pizazz to impress buyers, considering working with a staging pro, who can either give you tips on how to dress up your residence or actually do it for you. Either option will likely run you a few hundred dollars, but if their advice helps you sell your home quicker, you’ll be glad you made the minor investment.
3) Set the mood with pleasant scents
Open house visitors won’t stick around for long if they can’t bear the aroma of your home. Light plenty of candles in the living areas and use scented cleaning sprays in bathrooms, bedrooms, and the kitchen. Also, consider steam- cleaning any carpeted floors in your house to remove stains and get them smelling like roses.
4) Don’t forget about the exterior
Once you’ve made the inside of your residence look stunning, it’s time to head outside to examine your home’s exterior. Assuming you’re selling your property in a relatively warm climate, ensure the lawn is mowed, the plants are pruned, and there’s no unsightly messes anywhere to be found. Kids’ and pets’ toys should be put away in a shed or garage, while the siding should be blemish-free.