When it comes to selling a home, first impression is everything. You want to grab the buyers attention the second they see your house. If you have a clutter in your front lawn and bright colored walls do you think a buyer is going to feel at home and want to buy? Most likely not. Here are nine helpful tricks to stage your house and attract buyers.
- Conquer the Clutter and Dirt-Remove everyday clutter and kick it up a notch by steam cleaning the carpets, repaint walls and store, sell, or give away anything you can.
- Crank Up the Curb Appeal– The front of your home is the first thing possible buyers see and should be focus before selling. Focus on a few hot spots like, new hardware, freshly painted front door, and a few potted plants.
- Do a Walk-Through– Stand in front of each door way and view it as if you were a possible buyer. What stands out? What needs to be fixed?
- Focus on the Foyer– Possible buyers will most likely walk through the front door, it is a hot spot for improvements. Removing all clutter and adding a beautiful floral arrangement, or replacing a light fixture can make all the difference.
- Hike the Versatility– Make the rooms general to help the potential buyers see the possibilities. If you have a guest room, add a desk. This will show the potential buyer it could also be used as an office.
- Expand Spaces Visually– Try to create an open floor plan to make the space feel bigger. If you have smaller size dining room, take extra leaves out of the table and remove some chairs. This will make the room appear larger.
- Go for the Odd Number-Most interior decorators will tell you that odd-numbered groupings can be very effective. When organizing vignettes of accessories, vary the shape,color, and size.
- Let There Be Light– Bringing in natural light and adding floor lamps can help brighten up the room and make it more inviting.
- Dress the Set– Time for final touches! Take a walk through your house and see if anything little can be done to complete the look. Make sure all garbage is taken out, organize the cabinets, place new towels out, check and see if all personal items are put away. Every detail counts!
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