Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, making it sell faster and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming and attractive product anyone might want. Staging a home sets up the home so that potential buyers will walk in the home and respond positively to the rooms and settings, and easily see themselves in the home. Highlight your home’s strengths and downplay weaknesses to get the best possible pool of prospective buyers to come and take a look.
First Impressions Curb Appeal
Many buyers will drive by a home before they even step inside making curb appeal important. The appearance can turn people off right away. Power washing your driveway and sidewalks is a great idea. Plant flowers and mow the lawn. Cleaning the windows will make a huge difference. Place a welcome mat at the door. Your home should be depersonalized by removing family photos, items with family names on them and all the fun art on the fridge. Removing odors is also part of staging a home. The goal here is to give the home a fresh start for someone new. Make the first impression inside your home a good one and get it sparkly clean and smelling fresh!
Interior Painting to Show the Inside of Your Home in its Best Light
Getting rid of clutter is the number one thing you can do to prepare your home for sale. Having too much furniture is sometimes a contributor to a cluttered look. Getting rid of some of the furniture will make it look bigger. Make traffic flow obvious with the way the furniture is placed. This makes the room more user friendly. Staged homes always look warm and welcoming when properly lit. Increase the wattage in your home and take advantage of your homes natural light by opening all curtains and blinds. Paint plays a big role in giving your home a clean and neutral feel. Potential buyers should see the walls in your home as a blank canvas on which they will add their style. Create a gender neutral master bedroom with clean lines that are simple and free of personal items and clutter. Potential buyers will look in the closets. Closets can be make or break for many buyers. Boxing up a lot of the out of season clothing and storing it is a good idea. Keep them as clear as possible to give the impression of space. Make sure all your rooms are well defined. Strike a balance between clean and lived in. Staged homes help buyers see all the potential of your home and won’t have them making a mental list of all the things that need to be done.
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Not all sellers will stage their homes. You will have an advantage if you do. Home staging efforts should be designed to appeal to the widest range of buyers. The more offers you get on your home, the higher the selling price will be. Contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. today to utilize many of their services to get your home ready to sell.