If you’ve paid any attention to home selling shows on TV, you know that you need to fix up and spruce up your home before putting it on the market. In fact, surveys show that staged homes sell twice as fast as non-staged ones! This is because home staging makes a home stand out from the crowd.
However, it isn’t always necessary to hire a professional home stager, especially if you have a good eye for detail and can follow some simple rules.
Once you have the basics completed, then you can begin following other best practices such as painting walls, adding flowers to the exterior, and making all your spaces functional. With that in mind, here are five inexpensive extras that can make your home a showplace.
One of the first impressions your potential home buyer will have of your home is while standing in the entryway with their realtor. You want this experience to be wonderful. You can freshen up this area by:
Mirrors are a great way to make dark areas feel less dark. If you have an area with little natural light, a mirror can make all the difference. This works especially well if you can place the mirror across from a window. Mirrors can also make a home feel larger, which is always beneficial when selling a home.
Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your home. A good way to do this is to show them what it will be like to entertain. For a dining room table:
For kitchen tables or islands, simply set out matching bowls and coffee mugs.
Although you’ve loved having the pictures of your family on your walls while living in your home, the goal of selling a home is to make it someone else’s. So, before putting your home on the market, remove any personal pictures with more standard artwork. Not only will your home appeal to more buyers, but larger canvas artwork shows up well in listing photos.
Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. That is why it is important to make your bathroom a makeover taking it from ordinary to extraordinary. After clearing away your clutter and personal grooming items, you can do the following:
The point is to make buyers feel like they will be pampered if they purchase your home.
Home staging your home without a professional is possible, especially if you think about what a buyer wants to see when in your home. For more inexpensive home staging ideas, give us a call today.