Staging Your Home
Easy Ways To Add Value During The Sale
Staging your home is one of the easiest ways to add value during the selling process. Your real estate agent is your advisor and go-to in helping you make preparations, but there are techniques you can use to sell your home faster and for top dollar all on your own.
Most importantly, don’t get staging confused with decorating. You don’t have to hire a professional designer or rent new furniture to get the look that buyers love. The goal is to style your home to appeal to a variety of different buyers. Here’s how:
LIGHT IT UP
Be sure to turn all the lights on in the home and open all the blinds and curtains. Leaving blinds in the down but open position still reduces the amount of light in the room by over 50% throughout the course of the day. A quick way to brighten up a darker space is to swap out any energy saving bulbs to higher-watt bulbs with a warm light spectrum. This will give the overall impression of light, bright, and airy.
Give your windows a good wash! This is an easy way to add some extra sparkle to your space and increase the overall appeal. You’ll notice the extra “twinkle” in your windows immediately when approaching the home. Potential buyers will notice if windows are dirty, plus, you guessed it: it lets more light in!
FRONT DOOR SPRUCE-UP
Invest in a new welcome mat if your current mat has seen better days. If the paint job on your front door is looking dull, give it a fresh coat to create a world of difference. This will make the entryway look crisp and clean – a great first impression.
THE NOSE KNOWS
It’s a scientific fact that scents trigger feelings and memories. Add a nice homey scent like vanilla or lavender in the bathrooms. Use the tried-and-true traditional method and bake a pie or cookies for the real-deal mouthwatering scent of baked goods.
Modern buyers want to see closet space that’s practical and will work with their lifestyle. If your closet is on the smaller side, only stock your closet halfway full so it appears larger. Give it organized flair with matching bins or baskets with labels.
SET THE TABLE
Liven up your dining room with modern white plates, sleek stainless-steel cutlery, and stemless wine glasses atop place mats in a neutral hue. This will help buyers picture themselves in a functional gathering space. If the home looks like it’s move-in-ready to entertain, it adds extra appeal!
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