You’re making a move and it’s time to sell your home, but you’re not sure how to showcase it in its best light. Make your belongings work to your advantage with these four staging tips.
- Tidy up
In order to see what you’re working with, get rid of the little things. This can be especially difficult if you’re living in the space you’re looking to sell, but removing clutter is necessary. Put what you can in storage and invest in a deep clean. Take everything off the refrigerator and clean up toys. Under the bed basket storage is your new best friend.
- Simplify the Space
Too many visuals can distract from the house itself. Start by removing photos. You want your potential buyers to visualize themselves in the home, not feel like they’re intruding on someone else’s space. That one chair in the corner? Remove it. Put away the brightly colored throws and bold artwork. This idea brings us to our next point.
Now that you’ve scaled back, if the space feels a bit empty, add some warmth with neutrals. An abstract wall piece is perfect for replacing your family photo gallery. So many buyers, just as many opinions. Rather than trying to guess what the majority would like, keep your space as neutral as possible. This doesn’t mean all white, have fun with it!
- Curb Appeal
Fresh cut grass and newly painted trim will work wonders for your home. Add potted plants to your entry to help buyers feel invited. People are searching for your home based on a listing, so make sure your house number is easy to find and read. Keeping a porch light on in the evenings is also helpful to your curbside spectators. Consider how a first-time viewer would see your house when driving by. Would they want to schedule a viewing?
Above all else, look at your home with a buyer’s eye. Think back to when you purchased your soon-to-be-sold home. What was it, exactly, that drew you to the place to begin with?