When staging your home make sure you follow the general rules to attract your potential buyers. Often times there is details that are missed when preparing your home for sale.
1. Place Fresh White Towels Out
A great touch that most people overlook when staging their homes is placing out a set of fresh white towels. When buyers are walking through the bathrooms, or the kitchen a great touch they will notice is if there is fresh white towels that create a clean inviting feel to the room.
2. Replace Burnt Out Lights
The first thing buyers notice in your home is a bright room, and when you get busy you forget to change out burnt out lights. However it can be very off-putting when a buyer walks through your house, and the rooms are dark creating an uninviting appeal, and ruining the aesthetics of your home.
3. Pack Up Personal Items
A part of the staging process is deciding which items are essential, and which items are taking away from the appeal of the rooms. When staging the rooms a good rule of thumb is to store all personal photos, and items that you wish to keep safe. Another great effect of doing this is that it will allow the buyers to envision themselves in the house.
4. Make Your House Sparkling Clean
This one goes without saying. When staging your home you want to make sure every room is clean, and every room is sparkling when they walk in. Some great tips you can take is to wax the floors, and clean all the windows so they create a sparkling clean atmosphere.
5. Repair Damaged Walls
One of the most powerful aspects to your room is the walls. The walls create the entire atmosphere for the room. They can create a warm open feeling to the room, or they can be unappealing and out dated. When you sell your home make sure that you repair all the small nicks in the walls with plaster, and paint the rooms white, or light grey where suitable to give the room a more inviting feeling to the home.
6. Update Old Furniture
For this tip remember less is more. I don’t mean you need to replace every piece of furniture when you sell your home. However if you have out dated rugs, and end tables this may be the perfect time to hand them off and buy some modern furniture for your rooms. Not only will you be able bring the furniture home with you, but it will also appeal to your buyers when they go looking through your home.