When it comes to dealing with such a significant financial transaction as selling your home, staging could be one of the most lucrative projects you will ever undertake. It is like doing make-up for your home before it goes onto the stage of competition. Quality staging helps a home to appeal to potential buyers so that they fall in love with it and then most likely pay the highest possible price. Here are some useful tips for all sellers to consider:
- Give the home a good clean
A clean home shows potential buyers that as an owner, you have taken good care of the property. From floor to ceilings, from pantry to wardrobe, from the shower screen to the windows and everything in between.
Put things that you do not need on a day-to-day basis into storage. It is also time to get rid of things you no longer need. The more space you display, the better the home feels to a buyer. Position the furniture in a way that makes each room feel spacious, homely, and easy to navigate.
Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in this home, so please remove anything personal or cultural items such as family photos or confrontational artwork.
- Natural lighting
The brighter a home is, the more welcoming it is. Open all the blinds or curtains to let as much natural light in as you can. Turn on all the lights for open homes will make the home appear brighter and more inviting.
The exterior and the entry way of a home can heavily impact a buyer’s first impression. Make sure that your lawn, hedges, trees, and plants are neatly pruned. Get rid of any weeds or brown looking branches or leaves. Pressure clean the driveway and paths if needed. If you have a pool, make sure the pool lights work well and the water is crystal clear.
- Final Personal Touches
Personal touches usually make the defining impact on buyers’ feelings and emotions towards a home. Some fresh flowers in a vase, a few lit candles with a soft and subtle fragrance, a few diffusers, a cheese platter or a cup of tea on the kitchen bench … all of these will give your home maximum impact.
In summary, to get the most bang for your buck, you home staging efforts should be designed to appeal to the widest possible range of buyers. The more buyers who can fall in love with the home, the more offers you will achieve, and the higher the selling price will be.