7 Tips for Staging Your Home

We know from experience that staging your home will help with sell faster. Staging is the process of making your home appear as beautiful as possible so that it appeals to more buyers. We have a few tips that can help.

1. Stage your home according to the season.

During the fall and winter months, be sure to use cozy decorative elements like blankets. This winter, you can even put up some Christmas decorations or a Christmas wreath on the front door.

2. The scent does matter.

While you may be focused on the furniture, paint and other elements, remember certain smells in a home can make all the difference for potential buyers. Make sure your home has been thoroughly cleaned. Mold or smoke are huge turn-offs. No matter how good the home looks, the smell could turn potential buyers away. Stay away from strong scents that may also draw red flags of trying to cover up a different smell.

3. Add a higher-wattage bulb to light fixtures to make everything brighter.

While we often look for energy savings, when it comes time to sell your home, you want to make sure people can see the nooks and crannies. Lack of lighting makes a home unappealing to buyers.

4. Clean, clean and clean some more.

While you are living in a home, it can be hard to keep it spotless. However, you want your house to be as tidy as possible when prospective buyers drop by. Take a few minutes each day to clear out clutter, mop floors and wipe down kitchen counters. Cleanliness is one of the top reasons that make a home attractive and is a sign it has been well maintained.

5. Make small repairs.

Most people aren’t in the market for a fixer-upper. Make sure your house looks ready to move into. Need a local handyman? Give us a call!

6. Update.

While you may not be able to afford upgrades to your entire home, some cost-efficient changes can make a significant difference. For example, swap plumbing fixtures to something more modern. A coat of paint on cabinets or even changing the hardware can take outdated kitchens to a new level.

7. Hire your local experts. 

While you may think you can sell your home yourself, it is proven that hiring a local real estate professional will yield maximum exposure getting you the best chance for finding the right buyers for your home. We will also be there every step of the way to help you read the contract, negotiate the best terms, and take every step to get you to the closing table.