Let’s be honest, when we get to the point where we’re ready to sell our home, we want to sell it now and sell it for the most money possible, right? No one likes keeping their house ready for a potential buyer to come at any moment. While realtors will help you set the right price, interior designers will help you staged for immediate impact.
Let’s be honest, when we get to the point where we’re ready
to sell our home, we want to sell it now and sell it for the most money
possible, right? No one likes keeping their house ready for a potential buyer
to come at any moment. While realtors will help you set the right price,
interior designers will help you staged for immediate impact.
Here are 7 important keys to staging your home. Some people
will be able to do this themselves while others will need a designer to help
them prepare for the sale. Just remember that you only get 1 opportunity and a
Key #1 –
Depersonalize Your Home
First things first, make sure to take the home out of your house. The
goal of home staging is to make buyers envision themselves living in your home.
Therefore, you need to look at every detail with a visitor’s eye. Remove
personal items such as family photos and refrigerator art in order to provide
the right vision for potential homebuyers.
Key #2 – Make Small
Repairs and Upgrades
Small repairs and upgrades can have a tremendous impact when it
comes to putting your home on the market. A leaky faucet or piece of missing
baseboard may not seem like a big deal, but when your home is in good repair it
sends the message that your home is well cared for. Take the time to fix broken
items and make small repairs around your home. For smaller upgrades, experts at
HGTV recommend adding new doors and drawer fronts instead of buying new
cabinets to give your kitchen that remodeled appearance.
Key #3 – Paint With
Painting is one of the least expensive things you can do and it
makes the biggest impact. New paint just gives everything a fresh look and
feel. Using several colors throughout the house is fine, as long as they
complement each other and the overall integrity of the house. Use neutral
colors such as beige, white, off-white and gray because they create inviting
living spaces and attract more buyers. Colors to avoid include pink, lime green
or lavender because they evoke strong emotions.
Key #4 –
More often than not, if a potential homebuyer is not impressed
with the outside of your home, getting them to be impressed with the inside
might be difficult. Make sure that the outside – the curb appeal – is on your readiness
checklist. It’s important to spruce up your yard, both the front and back. By
simply mowing the yard, clearing shrubs and adding some flowers, homeowners can
generally get a 100 percent return on their money.
Key #5 – Brighten It
continually cite good lighting as an important factor in their buying
decisions, and it’s important to pay attention to what your customers want.
Experts at HGTV recommend using three types of lighting: ambient
(general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent
(table and wall). In the end, a well-lit home will give off a cheerful vibe for
Key #6 – Clean and
They say cleanliness is next to godliness, and when it comes to
staging your home for sale, a little elbow grease goes a long way. People
tend to underestimate how much tidying needs to be done. As one of the more
important things you can do, cleaning and removing clutter is a major component
to attracting buyers and getting your home sold. A good rule of thumb: for every
new item that comes in, an old one has to leave.
Key #7 –
Define the Space
maximize a home’s square footage and make every inch look like usable space,
experts recommend clearly defining each room’s purpose. Experts recommend
turning spaces like attics into offices or a basement into an entertainment
room in order to minimize confusion and transform your home’s awkward spots
into selling points.
Again, for some of you these will be easy steps. For others, you need the help of an expert. If you’d like assistance, please contact Rachel at [email protected] to assist you in getting your home sold quickly and for the most money possible. Check out more about Rachel at her web site – www.interiorcreationsbyrachel.com