When staging your home for sale, these 5 things you need to know:
1. DE-PERSONALIZE. Buyers need to picture themselves in the house – not you. That wedding photo may mean the world to you, but to the buyer it’s a distraction that prevents them from seeing a home for their family.
2. MAXIMIZE. De-clutter and maximize the space in your home. Closets packed tight with all your clothes make a place look like it lacks closet space. Consider temporarily storing the overflow offsite.
3. SANITIZE. This is the easiest and cheapest way to stage your home – just clean it. A sink full of dirty dishes is as unappealing to you as it would be to a buyer. It is well worth the elbow grease in cleaning floors, walls, baseboards, ceiling fans and windows.
4. MODERNIZE. Unless your home has exceptional period built-ins, all homes could benefit from some updating. If someone feels that home is dated, they will reflect that feeling in a lower offer. Consider updating lighting, faucets, and gold fixtures with nickel or chrome.
5. NEUTRALIZE. Color can make or break a buyers interest in your home. You may love that shocking red wall, but all the potential buyer sees is a great deal of painting in their future because read clashes with their style. Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to change a look of a home.
These things and a little help from me will go along ways towards maximizing your potential selling price. Call me and we can schedule a convenient time for me to come by your house and provide some helpful tips.