The way a home is staged can make or break its appearance. Cleaning, decluttering, and updating small aspects can go a long way when selling a house, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you’re doing to increase its appeal to buyers. A well-staged home can maximize your profit and sell a house quickly. You don’t need to hire a professional to stage a home well, but you do need to put some thought into the process. Use the tips below to stage your home for a quick sale.
Highlight the Home’s Best Features
Does your home have something unique to offer that will set it apart from the competition? Make sure you arrange furniture and decor to make your unique feature a focal point. Make sure to stage your home with neutral, but interesting furnishings so you don’t distract potential buyers from the features that will be most likely to sell your home quickly.
Declutter and Organize
When potential buyers view a house, they want the illusion of an ideal home. You want to show off a house looking its absolute best and having full trash cans, raised toilet lids, and dirty surfaces will do the opposite. In addition to keeping the home clean and organized, it’s best to give the illusion of ample storage space. You can do this by storing half the amount of clothes in a closet than normal and by keeping a few shelves in cabinets only half full.
Use Natural Light to Your Advantage
One of the most impactful things you can do in a home, that also happens to cost nothing, is to maximize natural lighting. Open curtains and blinds and use mirrors to reflect light. This will make rooms appear larger and more welcoming. If the weather permits, open the windows to let in fresh air and make the space seem less stuffy.
Update Outdoor Landscaping
The outside of the home will give buyers their first impression of the house, so it should not be forgotten during the staging process. Add a layer of fresh mulch to garden beds and remove fallen leaves or other detritus. If your home has a front porch, think about adding chairs to add a cozy, homey feel buyers can experience before they even walk inside.