Sometimes when you decide to sell a home, you’ve already moved out or you’re selling the home as an investment property. This means you’re left with an empty home, which can be a good and a bad thing. For some people, an empty house is the best way for them to imagine how their own life would fit into it. However, many real estate agents agree that a properly staged home can sell even more quickly and for a higher price. Staging a home can seem like a tedious and expensive task, but there are cost-effective and hassle-free ways to stage your home for success. Keep the following 7 tips in mind when staging your home for sale.
Colorful Walls? Tone em’ Down!
If the walls in your home are painted various bright colors from room to room, it’s a good idea to switch to a neutral color. Neutral colors like a light-tan or off-white color make rooms look bigger and encourage potential buyers to make the house their own.
Say Bye-Bye to Curtains
Let the light in! It may seem simple, but even if your curtains are beautiful, take them out. Also, pull your blinds up so that you can allow the most amount of natural light to shine into your home.
Invest in New Kitchen Fixtures
You don’t need an entirely new kitchen, but a new faucet and sink handles will certainly help. Rusty fixtures translate to rusty pipes for many people. And if you have older cabinet knobs, it’s worthwhile to replace those too. Small, simple touches will greatly enhance the look of one of the most important rooms in your home.
Set the Dining Room Up for Success
A simple table and chairs are always nice, but don’t forget the little details in this area. A nice place setting (these are easy to pick up on the cheap at large retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond or Target) will truly enhance the overall feel and make the dining room more inviting.
Replace Old Dirty Lampshades
Lampshades are likely something that gets looked over in the cleaning process. They do their job every day, but still collect dust. Be sure to swap out dark colored, or dirty lampshades with new bright, white ones. This will enhance the lighting in the home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
Hire a Professional to Clean
Before a big showing, or an open house, invest in the services of a professional to clean your home. There are always areas of our own home that we are so used to looking at, we don’t realize how dirty they are. A professional will pick up on those areas immediately.
Minimize, Minimize, Minimize
If you are in a situation where you are still living in the home you want to sell, you still need to stage it for potential buyers. This means minimizing personal items, and keeping only the essentials in the home. As hard as it may be, take down family photos, and objects related to personal beliefs. While you’re more than welcome to keep these items displayed, a neutral home that doesn’t scream, “Two kids should be living here!” or “This home is for people that believe in XYZ!” will make your home appealing to a larger amount of buyers.
So, are you ready to stage your home for success? These small tips will certainly help you get on the right track, but there is no substitute for having a seasoned real estate agent by your side. OMG Brokers has partnered with many trustworthy real estate agents at the top of their game. Reach out today to be connected with one of our many talented agents!