Staging to Sell

Spring is here and the market is speeding up. Now is the best time to get ahead of the selling curb; beat the rush coming onto the market and get the most for your home. But before this can happen, there are a few things that should get checked off of your list before the sign goes in your yard.

According to the National Association of Realtors, “81% of buyers found it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it was staged”

Declutter. Depersonalize, take down family photos, children’s artwork, and anything else that will distract buyers from paying attention the the house while they’re looking. Make your space seem as big as possible by removing bulky furniture, unused reading material, excess wall decor, etc. Organize closets, kitchen cabinets, office spaces, & play rooms. If you’re able to, put unused clothes and home items into storage while your home is listed.

Clean. This means exactly what it says. Take the time to deep clean, bathrooms and kitchens in particular, but all of the spaces of your home will benefit from this task. It may be worth it to hire a cleaning company to come do this for you before you list, ensuring that nothing goes untouched.

TLC. Give your home some all over TLC. DIY or hire a handyman to fix leaky faucets and broken light fixtures, update kitchen and bath hardware, repair nail or screw holes in walls, use some fresh {neutral} paint where it is most needed. All of these things make a huge difference when you are trying to appeal to buyers.

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Stage. National Association of Realtors also reports that 28% of buyers are willing to overlook other property faults when a home has been staged. Think you don’t have the skills to stage your home? It’s not as scary as you think. New bedspreads & pillows, chair and couch slipcovers, light colored window treatments, and table settings are all easy and effective ways to stage your home. Add coffee table decor, neutral wall art, fresh flowers, a decorative lamp, and a kitchen sink rug for additional charm. TJ Maxx is a great place to find cheap home decor for any space.

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Curb Appeal. You’ve conquered the interior, now for the exterior. A mowed yard, trimmed bushes, and blooming flowers are a great and easy place to start. In addition, clean and repair any light fixtures, touch up paint where need, replace front door mat, and add a seasonal wreath. I promise you will be surprised at how much of a difference these small tasks will make.

For more tips and ideas, visit my Pinterest board, Staging to Sell!

 

 

 

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