It has been said that for every $100 a homeowner spends on staging a property they will realize a $1000 return. Now in my opinion, nothing is more appealing than a home that is clean, neat and clutter free. Below are some great tips on staging your home to help get the most money for your home.
Things You'll Need
- cleaning products
- possible furniture rental
- 1. Clean. Make sure the house is spotlessly clean, including steam cleaning carpets. In fact, here is an area that you may want to hire a professional cleaning service to make sure the windows, tile and grout, and all other aspects of the home reflect the best quality.
- 2. De-clutter. Any magazines, newspapers, more than three objects on a table or surface should be removed. Kitchen and bathrooms should show as much counter space as possible. Remove any area or throw rugs since they tend to make the floors look smaller. Personal family pictures and even too much artwork can turn off other families from imagining themselves living in this home. Our personal treasures are great, but unfortunately they do not sell homes.
- 3. Neutralize. You do not have to go through the home and paint every room white, but bold colors can turn off potential buyers. Attempt to bring each room to the look of a clean empty canvas. If your home reflects soft neutral colors, it will have a calming effect on buyers and help them mentally place their own belongings in the space.
- 4. Fix it up. Is there anything in your home that need repair? Scratches in the wall, broken tiles, or leaking facets can lead buyers to think that there could be more problems elsewhere.
- 5. Furniture placement. Arrange furniture to maximize size and appeal. Avoid placing every piece against the walls. Remove oversized pieces that can make the room feel crowded. This is a good time to consult feng shui rules to assist in furniture placement and attractive traffic patterns.
- 6. Curb appeal. Make sure that your lawn is cut and edged. And shrubs are trimmed and weeded. This is the first impression of your home. If it looks rough, your buyers may not make it past the front door.
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