Staging your home for sale is all about making your home more appealing to potential buyers. As you talk with your real estate agent, understand that they are going to be your number one resource for preparing your home for sale. With the right staging, photography and pricing, you will be able to sell your home for what it is worth.
Choosing Your Realtor
Take the time to do your research when it comes to finding your real estate agent. Look for a proven track record with selling homes and don’t just go with someone as a favor to them. You want a real estate agent that knows the area, and understands how to stage a home for sale for maximum profits.
Get Ready for Less Clutter
When your home is full of clutter and unnecessary furniture, it looks small and crowded. If you have a substantial amount of furniture, rent a storage unit to give yourself additional space. Potential buyers want to picture their own belongings in your home, and this is more difficult when the home is overcrowded. Remove your personal photos, artwork from your children, and other collectibles that you love.
Clean the Home Well
While you don’t have to spend a bunch of money on painting the entire home, cleaning thoroughly will make a difference. Your realtor may suggest painting a room or two, but don’t bother with painting every room. Most people who are going to purchase a new home want to choose the color of their walls once they move in. Give the home a good cleaning and keep it that way to make showing your home easier.
Pay Attention to Curb Appeal
A clean, well-lit entrance to your home will improve the curb appeal. You want potential buyers to love your home from the moment they drive up. Take the time to groom your lawn and any plantings you have. If needed, invest in a lawn service to get the yard looking nice. Don’t go overboard with new plants or shrubs, as these tend to be a waste of money. Keep it simple, clean, and take care of any basic outdoor maintenance.
Professional Photography is Essential
When it comes to staging your home and creating a strong listing, professional photography is essential. A photographer understands the best angles in which to photograph your home, and will cast your home in the best light. When you want to make a good impression online, it starts with great pictures that draw in potential buyers.
Pay Attention to the House Description
While you may feel sentimental about your home and want to describe your home with flowery language, leave the description writing up to your real estate agent. Your agent understands what words to use in order to attract buyers, and what they want to know when it comes to a home listing. To provide buyers with additional information, collect all manuals and warranties you have for appliances or structures within the home. Leave the file in a conspicuous place where it can be reviewed by a real estate agent before a showing. This honesty will be appreciated by potential buyers, as it shows you have nothing to hide.
When you are ready to sell your home, it’s time to stage your home properly. You want your home to be appealing to buyers so that you can get the best price possible. Pay attention to cleanliness and any small repairs that are needed. Always be ready for a showing, and provide as much information as you can to potential buyers who are interested.