Here are a few key tips to help you stage your home so that when it comes time to sell, it’ll sell for the most money possible in the shortest amount of time.
Home sellers: If your goal is to sell your home fast and for as much money as possible, staging your property before it goes on the market is a great way to achieve your goal. Here are a few tips to help you stage your listing for success:
1. Declutter. Remove all of the clutter and extra stuff from your house. You shouldn’t have any surface area with more than three items on it—especially your countertops. In your kitchen, if you’re not using a particular appliance that normally sits on your counter, put it away in a cabinet.
2. Get rid of cheap stuff. If you’re trying to sell, say, a $350,000 house, you don’t want to have a lot of items that look as though they belong in a $150,000 house. Get all of your furniture in the condition to look as though it belongs in your home’s price range.
3. Spruce up your curb appeal. Make sure your address numbers are visible and clear; if they need to be repainted, I’d recommend doing so. Realtors and potential buyers will be driving by, and you’ll want them to be able to find your house. Additionally, to leave a positive first impression on buyers, make sure your lawn is clean and well-manicured.
4. Appeal to all the senses. Make sure there’s plenty of light in your house; replace old or broken bulbs and open up your blinds to let in natural light. Also, make your home smell nice. You don’t want to use an overpowering scent, but a nice light smell throughout the home will help boost its appeal. It can also help to play some light music during showings—I recommend something pleasant like classical music.
5. Show off your home’s assets. If, for example, your home has a fantastic scenic view, be sure to show that off by increasing the visibility in the room where that view can be enjoyed.
If you have any questions about staging or selling your home, or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.