Are you ready to sell your home and move on to the next adventure in your life? The first step in this journey is ensuring your home is perfectly staged. Potential buyers want to envision themselves living in your space, and a well-staged home can make all the difference in their decision-making process. Don’t let your home sit on the market for months; let us show you how to create a welcoming and inviting environment that will have buyers clamouring to make an offer.
Let’s start with the inside of your home.
The goal of interior staging is to create a welcoming and inviting space that gives potential buyers the ability to see it as their next home. We have rounded up some tips to help you achieve that:
An often overlooked step when staging your home is to declutter and depersonalize. Remove all personal items, including family photos, collectibles, and personal décor. This will help potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the space. You want people to be able to imagine themselves living there, and that’s hard to do if there are personal photos everywhere (though we’re sure they are beautiful!).
Remember to let in the light! Clean your windows and ensure you have clean and functional window coverings. Let in as much natural light as possible when photographing or showing your space. A bright, airy space looks bigger and can highlight any nice site lines to your yard.
Fix anything that needs fixing. Even small stuff like leaky faucets and chipped paint can significantly affect how much someone will pay for your home. It shows potential buyers that you have taken care of the property, and they won’t have to worry about immediate repairs.
Keep it neutral. While decorating with bold colours or unique patterns is tempting, sticking with neutral colours for staging is best. This allows potential buyers to focus on the space and envision their own style.
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside.
After all, first impressions, aka that curb appeal is everything! Here are some tips for making your home’s exterior shine:
Spring clean it up! Give your home’s exterior a good scrubbing. A power wash can work wonders on the siding, sweep the walkway, mow the lawn, and trim those hedges.
Add some greenery. A few potted plants or flowers can make a massive difference in creating a welcoming atmosphere.
Make any necessary repairs. Just like with interior staging, it’s essential to fix any minor repairs on the exterior of your home. This could include fixing a loose gutter or replacing a cracked windowpane.
Create an inviting entrance. Your front door should be a focal point and create a welcoming entrance for potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint or new hardware can do wonders.
Staging your home inside and out is essential to selling it quickly and for the best price possible.
By following these best practices and tips, you can create a space that potential buyers will fall in love with and help your home stand out from the competition. Don’t underestimate the power of staging; it can be the difference between a quick sale or having your home sit on the market for months. So don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and make some changes. Get started on your home staging journey today and watch the offers start rolling in!
This might sound overwhelming, but partnering with a realtor can be an invaluable asset when it comes to staging your home for sale. At RJ Real Estate Group, our objectivity and expertise in design and marketing can help you create a space that appeals to potential buyers and stands out from the competition. Through the years, we have made great connections with many trusted painters, handymen and landscapers so we have great referrals available to help you do this so you’re not struggling alone. By working with a realtor, you can ensure that your home looks its best and is ready to sell quickly and for the best price possible.
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