Getting your home ready for sale can require some organized planning. It is not usually the case that every home is in perfect condition when it is ready to be listed on the market to be sold. However, the good news is that you don’t always have to do major remodeling jobs to get it to the point where it is ready for buyers. Staging your home can be a great way to enhance it as you make it look its best for buyers. Here are some helpful home staging tips.
The exterior of your home is the first and last thing all buyers will view so be sure it looks perfect. Make sure your lawn, flower beds and walkways all look tidy and well cared for. Think about getting some new house numbers or fresh paint on that front door to do the trick.
The next welcoming area is your home’s foyer. Keep the entryway organized with coats placed on racks and shoes put away. Try putting a nice flower arrangement on a vestibule table for some color and life.
Declutter And Store
Go room by room and reduce the amount of all of your personal belongings. Be sure to also trim down the amount of decorative items as well to make your rooms appear large and accommodating. The same idea goes for your closets and storage areas. If these are stacked to the limit they will seem smaller. Consider renting a storage unit for things as you widdle things down.
Don’t do a regular cleaning, do a proper deep thorough cleaning. That means cleaning inside the cabinets, closets, behind toilets, under sinks and behind furniture. Don’t forget to wash all of the windows too!
Set up each of your rooms as their use is intended. That is if it is an eat-in kitchen, put the table with chairs in it. If it is a guest room, have the bed setup in there and move that exercise stuff to the side.
Complete Easy Updates
Fix anything that may be clearly broken. If there are any small cracks, patch and paint them so nobody is questioning if there is more to fix behind the scenes. If there are any broken door hinges or loose cabinets then take some time to fix these issues so buyers don’t get the sense that there could be more deferred maintenance than what they can see. A fresh coat of paint can always go a long way for a small cost too, just keep your colors neutral.
Go room by room and remove anything that is too personal. Take down any photos, awards, collections and personal items such as blow dryers, makeup caddies, etc. should all be put away neatly. Create a clean slate for any buyer to easily picture themselves living in the home as if it were already theirs.
Test With Friends
Finally, test out your work by having one or two of your most honest friends over that may have a keen eye. See if you might have overlooked something that they feel should still be adjusted. When you look at something every day, it may not be as obvious as through the eyes of a visitor.