Spend Less Time on the Market With an Open House and Expert Home Staging
Prior to placing your residence on the market, consider a proven way to sell your house: careful home staging. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher selling prices. And you should certainly consider professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.
Look at staging your house as creating a "style" for your house the same way a publicist would do for a high profile politician. Just like creating an image garners more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your real estate look better when it's on the market.
Prepping your house to sell doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your house sold. It can actually be a blast. Together, we'll work to get an exceptional bid for your house. Begin with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your house spends fewer weeks on the market :
Start with the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your house from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What wonderful features seem waiting to be noticed?Acknowledging this helps us to decide what steps we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.
Could a buyer picture themselves watching a movie in your living room, relaxing in your reading nook or getting work done in your home office? I want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I'll help you do this by recommending changes that highlight your home's features. I'll suggest that you put out of sight anything that gives the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can perceive it as their new home.
I'll review each room of your home. Changes that directly affect your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should get rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing
Buyers like to see a home that invites them inside. Personal items that could be "offensive" should get moved out in order for your house to impress buyers at the open house.
Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a pleasing scent circulates room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your sofa and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current house has the potential to be.