Staging is a vital aspect of home-selling that many sellers, unfortunately, ignore. Properly staging your home can help you sell your home more quickly. As well as help you obtain a higher selling price and further increase your odds of receiving multiple offers. Read the tips below to take make your property the most desired listing in town.
1. Focus on curb appeal. As you may already know, maintaining curb appeal is essential for drawing buyers in. Quickly boost your curb appeal by tidying the lawn and power washing the exterior. Adding an eye-catching feature that is visible from the road and can distinguish your house is an effective strategy as well. Painting the door a bright color such as red or yellow can do wonders for making your house “pop.” Planting brightly colored flowers such as in-bloom white and red rose bushes also makes a good first impression.
2. Remove personal items. When a buyer sees pictures of your family lining every wall, it makes it difficult for them to imagine their family living in the space. Your family may cherish your framed wedding photo hanging in the foyer or your son’s artwork hanging in the kitchen, but buyers needn’t see the personal side of your home. Swap out your pictures for framed prints or framed scrapbook paper. Be sure to also take down children’s artwork and particularly taste-specific décor.
3. Paint offers a new life. Painting the walls a neutral color and brightening trim with a fresh coat of white paint can make even an older home seem updated. Steer clear of shades of yellow, as they’re often too pastel to appeal to a broad audience. Save the white paint for the trim; white paint on walls can make a room seem boring and basic. Modern shades of tan and light gray are a current trend that seems to be catching on.