Before you put your house on the market, consider some small improvements you can make that will give you the edge! Staging your home can make it look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, and of course- more appealing to a buyer. You can certainly talk to your realtor about finding someone to stage your home, but there are several things you can do yourself:
- Paint with NEUTRAL colors– Unfortunately, Buyers don’t always have the same taste you do (they might not appreciate the burgandy kitchen you love so much). Get yourself a nice, universal khaki and paint all the rooms in the house in light, warm tones.
- Touch up the LANDSCAPING– Curb Appeal is SO important. Buyers won’t even go in for the showing if they aren’t first impressed with the outdoors. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, and fill in gaps as necessary.
- Buy NEW Bedding and Towels– This can give the impression that the house is newer, clean, and well cared-for. Buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the home, not picture themselves in YOUR home.
- Get rid of EXCESS– You want the home to have a “hotel” feel, very basic. Take down pictures, trikents, and other decorations that personalize the home. If you have larger furniture, you may also consider storing it to make rooms look more spacious.
You can also consult a professional. Your realtor should be able to pass along information for professional staging companies!
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