Home Staging: Why Your House Needs It To Sell

Home Staging: Why Your House Needs It To SellEveryone’s heard of staging a home. And, if you haven’t, here are the quick details. Basically, when potential buyers come in to see your home, they want to envision themselves living in the home. The staging helps that happen.

By staging your home, you allow all of your personal belongings to be hidden and you allow professionals to come in and place their furniture in the best locations. Here are a couple tips the next time you’re looking to sell from a staging expert.

1. Clean up the clutter. Don’t leave things lingering and make sure everything is put away. Buyers want to see themselves within the house, they don’t want to see your things in the house.

2. Make it less personalized. Don’t leave family photos or pictures of your kids out. Home buyers need to be able to envision themselves in the house. With your family in there, they will have a harder time of this.

3. Bring in the light. Everyone tends to like things if they’re happy, this is the same with houses. Make sure lamps and lights are turned on and make sure the blinds and window treatments are open.

4. Put in some fresh details. Adding fresh flowers and fluffy towels can really help your home stand out. It will also make it more inviting.

5. Clean Up. A clean house is a good house. People don’t want to walk into your mess, and you wouldn’t want to walk into someone else’s mess. Make sure the food splatters are cleaned up and the floors are mopped.

6. Bake a fresh batch of cookies. This is one of the oldest tricks to selling a home. However, this is a great one at the same time. Cookies can remind people of home cooking and the smell is inviting as well.

7. Clean the fridge. The exterior of the fridge can be one area that people forget about. Make sure you take the kid’s pictures down and only leave a couple of tasteful magnets on it.

Those are just a couple of things that you can do in order to make your house a little more appealing. For more information and to get in contact with a realtor to sell your house, contact us here.

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Home Staging: Why Your House Needs It To Sell

5 Best Kept Secrets To Selling Your Home

5 Best Kept Secrets To Selling Your HomeEveryone wants in on secrets, especially if they’re juicy gossip secrets. Okay, maybe not everyone, and maybe not gossip, but most people want to know how someone made themselves successful, or ran 100 miles or even, how their neighbor sold their house in a week. (I’d like to know that). The secret is, it’s not such a secret. You have to be strategic in how you place things and how you do things. We’ve compiled a list of the 7 best kept secrets in selling your home. Here they are… but don’t tell!

  1. Price it right. You would think that this is a no-brainer, however, a lot of people just go with what someone says without evidence backing it. Your real estate agent should be able to do an industry analysis to see where your house sits as far as location, popularity and multiple other factors. This will help determine an accurate price for your home.
  2. Use correct lighting. Make sure the lighting in your house is used to its fullest potential. People love to see a home that is bright and cheery. Don’t forget to clean the fans, windows, blinds and shudders to make it look more inviting.
  3. Use an informed real estate agent. Using the right agent is key to selling your home. Make sure they have experience in what you’re selling and that they are up-to-date with all of the laws and paperwork. Asking questions before you agree to hire a broker is key in making sure the relationship is a great fit.
  4. Keep the upgrades to a minimum. Everyone likes seeing things upgraded and current. However, make sure you don’t over upgrade. Instead of doing huge updates, do little things like a fresh coat of paint and possibly redo the grout in your tile.
  5. De-Personalize your home. Take all of your personal photos out and any family memorabilia. When your house is personalized, it’s hard for potential buyers to imagine themselves in it.

These are just a couple things you can do to help your house sell better. There are many other options, and of course each house is a different story. For more information on this article, see it here. Also, contact us with any information about buying or selling your home.

 

5 Best Kept Secrets To Selling Your Home