If you’re like most people, you want to sell your home as quickly as possible, and at the best possible price – but how can you help the process along?
Check out these seven home staging secrets from the pros to get started.
7 Home Staging Secrets to Help You Sell Your Home Fast
Selling your home quickly depends on several factors, including whether there are more buyers or sellers and how accurately you’ve priced it, but these seven home staging secrets can make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers.
Staging Secret #1: Declutter and Clean
Prospective buyers want to see that a home is easy to clean and maintain, and they definitely don’t swoon over the “lived-in” look. Before you give your home a deep-clean, take out everything that’s not essential to your everyday life – the fewer things you have in your home, the more spacious it looks.
Staging Secret #2: Define Every Living Space
Every room needs a purpose, even if it’s not what you use it for – prospective buyers are better able to imagine themselves living in your space if you define each space. Got a spare bedroom that you only use for storage? Temporarily turn it into an office, a workout room or a guest bedroom.
Staging Secret #3: Remove Excess Furniture
Take out furniture that interrupts traffic flow, looks old or outdated, or makes a room look full. Less is more when it comes to furniture!
Staging Secret #4: Modernize and Simplify Decor (and Add Mirrors)
Take out personal effects, including family photos or anything that might be considered controversial. If you have decorative elements or fixtures that are outdated, replace them with more modern pieces – and add mirrors wherever appropriate. Mirrors add natural light, give spaces more depth and create an airy, open feel (even in a tiny space).
Staging Secret #5: Boost Curb Appeal
Pick up all yard clutter and rake away leaves and other debris. If your house looks a little dingy on the outside, have it power-washed; do the same for your sidewalk and front porch. Make sure every window is completely spotless and streak-free, too – the outside of the house gives buyers their first impression, so you need it to be favorable.
Staging Secret #6: Add Life Indoors
Add vibrant potted plants near windows, on countertops and wherever else they’re appropriate. Live plants can transform the feel of any room – but if you don’t have a green thumb, choose cut flowers instead. Great (and easy to care for) indoor houseplants for home staging include:
- African violet
- Spider plant
- Peace lily
Staging Secret #7: Brighten Each Room
We already mentioned keeping the windows spotless and streak-free, but you also need to show them off. Open all the blinds when people come to see your home, and make sure all your drapes are pulled back as far as they go.
Are You Selling a Home in Visalia?
If you’re selling a home in Visalia or one of the surrounding communities, you need to work with a Realtor® who knows how to market it to all the right buyers so you can sell it quickly and at the right price.
Call us at 559-471-3227 for a free home valuation and to discover how we’ll help you move on to the next chapter in your life today.