June 29, 2015 Guest Post
If you are preparing to sell your home, you need to take the time to enhance the way it looks and smells to attract potential buyers. This process will require some time and hard work on your part to get started. Here are five home staging tips to follow if you want to sell your home soon.
Tip # 1: Say Goodbye to Clutter
What is one of the first things you notice when you walk into a home? Do you walk around and notice how cluttered and cramped it feels? If you do, you are like most people, as clutter will cause a room to feel smaller. It is important to take the time to clean out the home so you can remove all clutter. Packing away excess clutter will help you to sell your home quickly. As you pack junk away, take out the personal items in your home. Prospective buyers want to imagine living there, and it’s hard to do that with someone else’s pictures plastered all over the walls.
Tip # 2: Clean
It is important to take the time to deep clean the home. You need to really scrub the bathrooms, floors, walls, and other areas of the home to make it look nicer. Plan on scrubbing the carpets as well to give them a deep clean. Cleanliness will brighten up the home and will attract buyers. If you really want to sell quickly, plan on adding some scents to the home. A nice fragrance can make the home smell nicer, giving it a homey feeling.
Tip # 3: Neutral Tones
Another way to make the home look nicer is by cleaning up the paint. Darker tones can make a room look smaller, and it’s harder for these rooms to look nice. Plan on adding some neutral paint tones to the rooms to make them appear larger. Rearrange the furniture in these rooms to make them feel bigger, and open. Fresh paint on the borders and walls will make the room appear fresh, making it easier to sell.
Tip # 4: Yard Care
If you would like to make your home stand out, do some yard work. The exterior of the home is an essential selling point, as it is what people will see first. The yard needs to be well manicured to get people to stop and take a look. You only have one shot at making a good first impression, so make sure you are showing all your property has to offer.
Tip # 5: Exterior Home Cleaning
Another thing you can do to help sell your home is to clean its exterior. Take time to power wash the exterior. If you have siding, a power wash will get rid of any dirt and will help to make the home look cleaner and nicer. Wash all the exterior windows to make them clean and easy to see through to people who are walking around inside and outside the home.
This article was written by Realtor Jess Williams. She really stresses home staging when trying to sell your home. She also recommends adding a room fragrance that creates a homey felling to really help your buyer see themselves making your house into their home.