Almost every major home builder hires professionals to decorate their model homes. It’s because appeal sells. When you sell your home you should make it appealing to the most amount of people. Here are my five best staging hacks.
- Make it easy for the buyer to see themselves living there. This means you should have light and bright rooms without too much furniture so they can picture themselves moving their own things into the space.
- Depersonalize as much as possible. If the buyer gets distracted by your personal effects they will miss out on what your house has to offer or what makes it better than the houses in the neighborhood. When they miss out on the actual house, they won’t be making an offer.
- Freshen everything up with some white towels. White towels in the kitchen and bathrooms are easy ways to make the house feel clean and inviting. Best of all, it’s inexpensive!
- Get the windows cleaned. This is often missed and even when you open the blinds, dirty windows make it feel like there is just one more chore that has to be done when the buyer buys your home. Clean houses always sell for more. When the buyer feels like there are less projects, they will pay more!
- Go walk through some other houses that are for sale. This isn’t really a staging hack for your house, but it’s good to go see what your competition is doing to get their house ready for buyers to see. Make note of what you pay attention to good and bad. Go back to your house and do the good and take out the bad before you go on the market.
Remember, when you have your home staged, it probably won’t be set up they way you would live in it, but the goal is to have appeal to the most amount of people. Appealing to the most amount of people will get you the most amount of money.