HOME STAGING TIPS
First impressions count!!! Visual impact is what typically sells a home both inside and out. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Here are a few simple home staging tips to keep in mind before your house hits the market!
-Make your entryway feel as spacious as possible by clearing out things that are not used everyday! Store coats and shoes in a closet (if one is available) and pack away extra coats and shoes that are not being used into a temporary storage bin.
-CLEAN and de-clutter every room in your house! De-cluttered spaces look larger and a clean house shows best!
-Clean out closets. A good rule for showing your home is to aim to have your closet ¼- ½ Full. Storage and closets are very important to potential buyers and again, a de-cluttered space appears larger.
-Repair and fix as needed. Nicks, cracks, paint chips, plumbing leaks etc.
-Consider a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color so it will be appealing to many potential buyers
-Keep your home décor neutral and simple. Consider removing sentimental items such as trophies, family heirlooms, memorabilia, exotic art etc.
-Depersonalize your house by removing family photos and replacing them with generic photos. The goal is for the buyer to visualize themselves living in the space and it’s much easier for them to do if your personal elements are removed.
-Rearrange or remove furniture to make the room feel more spacious and comfortable.
-For the exterior, make sure chipping paint is touched up, decks & fences are in good repair, gardens are cleaned up and grass is freshly cut.
Call me for a free home evaluation and we can discuss home staging tips in more detail before marketing your home! Because first impressions count!!!