Properly staging your home is key when you are trying to sell your house in Metro Detroit. Many people think this will cost a fortune on decorations and upgrades, but there are many ways to do this without breaking the bank. With a little time and effort, you can make your home stand out and look truly beautiful. We’ve put together some of the best staging tips to help you sell fast!
With a little time and effort, you can make your home stand out and look truly beautiful.
We’ve put together some of the best staging tips to help you sell fast!
Hide The Clutter & Personal Items.
You want the house to look like a “home” but people don’t want to see your laundry in the washer. In addition, too many personal items can make prospective buyers feel as if they are intruding.
Limit photographs and other very personal items like backpacks, paperwork, and purses, and instead put out some books, flowers or other interesting items. Make them feel as if it could be their home the moment they walk in the door.
You want them to feel immediately comfortable, as if it were somewhere they could see themselves living.
Appeal To All The Senses.
When someone comes to your house for a showing, it’s about more than what they see with their eyes. Emotional cues play a big role in how people will see your home.
Consider playing some music softly in the background. Or maybe have a candle burning that smells like freshly baked cookies or clean linens. Have a soft and cozy blanket folded up nicely on the couch. Doing these things will make your home feel cozy, and encourage buyers to stick around for awhile. Possibly making you an offer!
Doing these things will make your home feel cozy, and encourage buyers to stick around for awhile. Possibly making you an offer!
Give Each Room a Purpose.
Do you have a space that is used for many things? Clean it up, and make it appear as if it only has one focus.
For example, a guest room/office can subconsciously make the homebuyer feel as if the home is cramped and lacking enough space.
Instead, make it very clear that the room is a guest bedroom OR an office. If you have an unutilized space, consider making it something fun like a game room or library.
Even if it’s not really how you use the home, creating the definition of spaces will make the buyer feel less confused about the spaces they are working with and allow them to more easily imagine themselves living there.
Spend a Day Deep Cleaning and Making Small Repairs.
Do you have a crooked shelf? Or a squeaky step? Maybe a leaky faucet? You might have small fixes you can make by yourself for a reasonable cost.
Some small touch-ups to paint, dings in the wall or a power wash to the driveway can really alter the appearance of the home to your prospective buyers.
Now is also the time to wipe down the baseboards, rake the leaves and get those stains out of the carpet. Remember, they will be looking in every corner of your house as they walk through.
Don’t let them get so caught up looking at a wobbly fan, that they miss the beauty of your breakfast nook. You will probably find things to repair you hadn’t even noticed before!