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Home Staging for Beginners!

Time and Date May 13th, 2014 User by House4cashbuyers Comments No Comments

If you are planning to sell your home, more than likely you have some serious questions on your mind: What repairs are needed? What should my asking price be? Do I need to hire a realtor? All of these are legitimate and important, but they …

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Home Staging for Beginners!

Time and Date May 13th, 2014 User by House4cashbuyers Comments No Comments

If you are planning to sell your home, more than likely you have some serious questions on your mind: What repairs are needed? What should my asking price be? Do I need to hire a realtor? All of these are legitimate and important, but they can make you overlook the little particulars, which are just as important. Staging your home if done correctly can attract potential buyers unlike anything else. Consider these factors when staging your home.

 

1. Reduce Your Furniture

 
Potential buyers want to see how spacious your house is, no matter if they are at a open house or looking at pics online they need to see space. With this in mind, you need to trim down on your furniture to create more space. Keep only the most useful pieces and store or sell the excess. We all have a tendency to accumulate more than we need overtime, but they should be gone when you stage your home.

 
2. Remove Personal Items

 
Potential buyers need to be able to picture themselves and their guest living and enjoying your house. This is hard to do if you leave your children’s art, family photos, and any other memorabilia out for them to see. Before you stage and show your home be sure to remove any mementos from your refrigerator and walls. This can interfere with buyers being able to imagine themselves in your home as it takes away from the spacious image they want, and it can add to the clutter. Blank, clean walls appeal more to buyers, so that they can visualize where they want their family photos or their huge flat screen television to hang. Don’t forget the bathrooms: move all toiletries into a drawer, display only color-coordinated towels and a nice air freshener to appeal to that sense as well, box up any of your children’s bath toys, and make sure it is clean, clean, clean.

 
3. Brighten Up Rooms

 
Repaint any room that has dirty, dingy walls, and you may need to hire a carpet cleaner if you have stains anywhere. Light will wake up your rooms as well, so make certain that all of the your windows are spotless and gleaming, to allow as much sun to pass through as possible. Furthermore, keep the lights on all day when you have a showing, and replace any burned-out light bulbs.

 
4. Create a Ambiance

 
It is not recommended that you be in your home during an open house, but you can—and should—create a nice atmosphere and vibe before you leave. Consider playing some light music quietly during the open house. Several homeowners like to leave fresh baked cookies in the kitchen for potential buyers to munch on. This fills your home with wonderful smells, that remind buyers of home and attracts them on a sensory level, but this isn’t necessary, and it can have the opposite effect to potential buyers with allergies.

 

If you’re ready to make a move and are interested in purchasing or want to learn more about how you can sell your house fast, simply fill out our Fast Response form or give House 4 Cash Buyer’s a call at 404-220-7139. Our experienced real estate professionals would love to sit down and discuss your needs. One phone conversation can be life changing. We look forward to hearing from you!

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