Staging has become a very beneficial tactic to give you the edge over other homes on the market. In addition, staging often leads to a higher return on investment, as staged homes usually sell faster and for more money. While hiring a professional to stage your home is recommended, there are some simple tips you can do yourself.
Get Rid of the Clutter:
Decluttering is one of the most important things a seller can do when preparing their home for the market. When there is less clutter, the home looks clean and inviting. Decluttering doesn’t just apply to knickknacks, clothes, or other personal items, it can also mean removing some furniture pieces to open the room up. When a buyer enters a home, they want to be able to imagine what it would be like to live there. Clearing off kitchen counters will make your kitchen look cleaner and larger. For more tips about getting your kitchen show ready, watch the video below.
Remove Overly Personalized Items:
Depersonalizing, such as removing a lot of your family pictures and overly personalized items, is another thing you can do. This not only gets rid of some extra clutter, but it allows the buyer to envision their own personal items in their potential new home. For more information about depersonalizing your home, see the video below.
Lighten Your Home Up:
Lighting your home up is another easy thing to do. Replace all burned out bulbs and remove heavy/light blocking curtains and drapes from your windows. Cleaning the windows from the inside and out is also a nice touch. Buyers often like to see that the home is bright and sunny, with good lighting. For more tips about lighting, watch the short video below.
If you’re planning to sell your home this year, these are easy tips for you to start doing on your own. To find out what your home is worth in the current market visit the link or call us at 571-234-1456.
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