Welcoming Curb Appeal.
The outside of your home is the most important aspect when it comes to staging. When people drive past your home and see your for-sale sign, the front door will be the first thing they see! Therefore, ensuring that the outside of your home looks welcoming and clean is essential to creating a positive first impression. This can be done by power washing siding and walkways, washing your windows, mowing and adding fresh sod as needed. Adding elements such as a welcome mat, decorative house numbers and beautiful blooming flowers can boost your homes curb appeal and create an impressive front porch!
A Sparkling First Impression.
This is one of the most cost-effective ways to help your home really shine, literally. Ensuring that every surface is unblemished and spotless, clutter has been organized, and floors are flawless will help put a great first impression into buyer’s minds. Do you have a large home and the thought of it overwhelms you? You may want to hire a professional cleaning service to do a deep clean before you start the selling process. Think about the areas within a home you would look at if you were looking to buy – you would probably look into closets, drawers, cupboards, etc. Therefore, ensuring that these areas look organized and clutter free will give them a great first impression.
Neutral Interior Design.
Whether it’s your paint choices or small decorative pieces, making sure that they are gender neutral is fundamental for a buying friendly atmosphere. What if a single male walked into a bedroom with feminine colours and a floral bed spread, it would be very hard for him to picture himself living in that home. Or if a woman walked into a home with a strong masculine design, they probably wouldn’t be too excited about it. Many interior designers recommended unisex friendly paint colours such as greige, egg shell blue or creamy whites. If you are feeling adventurous you could use paint colours such as golden yellow, classic navy or a dramatic charcoal!
Add Simple Small Touches.
Something that many sellers don’t keep in mind is that adding small simple touches can really boost the appeal of your home. These small touches can be anything from a basket a fresh picked veggies or fruits, or adding spa elements to your bathroom. Replacing old everyday towels with fresh ones, or using an air freshener or room spray to ensure everything smells wonderful. If your budget allows it try adding large touches such as new light fixtures, new flooring, fix squeaking doors and add strategic mirrors to make rooms appear larger.
Removing Certain Elements.
They say that you should remove 90% of your belongings when staging your home. This may not seem ideal to some but you should ensure that any personalized items of yours are stowed away. This includes pictures of you and your family, and any other sign of you living there. This also includes any toiletries, cluttered closets and fridge magnets. Don’t take it personally! You just want to create the blankest slate for them to imagine themselves living within your home
Are you looking to sell your home? Michelle Weller is your local real estate agent with a wealth of knowledge to help you sell your home! Contact her today and she can help you start the process.