Spend Less Time on the Market With an Open House and Home Staging Techniques
Prior to listing your house for sale, consider a surefire way to sell your house: well-planned home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher bids. If you want to sell your house quickly, consider a well thought out home staging strategy.
Think of staging your home as creating a "style" for your property the same way a publicist would do for a popular politician. Just like creating a style draws more popularity for a public figure, staging makes your house a more desirable listing on the market.
Prepping your house for an Open House doesn't have to be a problem. At times, it's a thrilling and creative project. Together, we'll strive for a premium bid for your property. Begin with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your home spends fewer weeks on the market after listing:
First, look at the exterior of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from a street perspective. What do you notice first? What wonderful features seem to fade into the background?Knowing this assists us in determining what actions we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Looking through your home from a buyer's view, I'll advise you of adjustments that improve market appeal. I'll advise you put out of sight anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be cleared off. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. You need to remove the personal details from the home so buyers can see it as their new home.
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your home is neutral and that it's welcoming, staying away from "loud" or "can't-work-with" hues on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can try renting furnishings. The goal is for your home to look ready to live in as opposed to cold and deserted.
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your house, because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house. Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and add lighting where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and make sure a pleasing scent circulates room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current home is their future home.