Home Staging Tips
It’s all about first impressions!
Home staging simply helps your home look more attractive while highlighting some of its best features. If your home is on the market, your goal is to makes potential buyers feel like they could live there, and the finest way to do this is to neutralize the surroundings.
Below are some helpful styling tips to help put your home in prime showing shape!
The outside should draw people inside. Neatly trimmed bushes, mulched beds, weeded lawns all help make that crucial “first impression”. Freshly painted front doors with new mailboxes and house numbers are easy ways to create maximum impact without breaking the bank.
The idea is to make the house attractive to as many potential buyers as possible as well as have them concentrate on the HOUSE and not the personal stuff of the people living there. A potential homebuyer needs to picture herself in your rooms, and quirky decorating or pictures of the kids hurts the illusion.
Buyers want to buy space! A cluttered house gives the impression of being poorly maintained and looks smaller than it really is.
Let there be light
Lighting plays a vital role and is often overlooked when getting a property ready for sale. Dark hallways, rooms with little natural light, basements and bathrooms should be addressed. Consider adding pendant fixtures in dining rooms and eating areas
This is the other main area that always increases the value of a home. It will ALWAYS cost you less to replace worn carpet or add new flooring then to leave it to the new home owners. Most purchasers are looking for reasons to discount their offers. Flooring is one of the first things buyers see when they walk in!
Clean, Clean, Clean
Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. This is the easiest way to help your home put its best foot forward. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house. Don’t skimp — this step is key!
You might think that these Home Staging tips are numerous and involve work – and you are right! But the work will pay off (literally) at the Sale time and if you need any help we are happy to assist you.