You’ve finally decided to put your house on the market, and you want to make sure that it sells as quickly as possible. One of the most critical factors in selling a home is staging. Staging can be expensive, but there are some things you can do yourself to help attract potential buyers without breaking the bank!
Here are seven house staging tips to help you prepare your home for the market.
1. Invest in Some Landscaping & Painting
Your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see; thus, it will form their very first impression. If you have a lawn, make sure to mow it and maybe add some flowers. Give your home a fresh coat of paint to make it look brand new. Make sure the color is neutral, so it appeals to as many people as possible.
2. Clean Every Corner
Thoroughly clean every room to remove any dust or dirt. This will make the house look more lived-in and welcoming.
Ensure all of your rooms are spotless by dusting, vacuuming, polishing surfaces, and cleaning furniture with a damp cloth to remove any fingerprints or stains.
If you have carpeting, vacuum it thoroughly before brushing with a dry brush tool to remove dust or dirt.
If you have hardwood floors, sweep and vacuum them before mopping to avoid scratches on the wood surface and remove dust or stains that may linger on your flooring.
House cleaning makes it easier for potential buyers to envision themselves living in these spaces when buying your home.
3. Clean Up Windowsills
Windows are a focal point of every house, so make sure they’re clean as well! Sweep away all debris, and if you have time, try to polish or buff them with some lemon juice.
If this doesn’t work for your house windowsills, adding a window box filled with flowers can make an otherwise dull house look fresh and inviting.
4. Organize Your Kitchen Counters and Cabinets
It’s wise to go through all of your kitchen cabinets and throw away any expired food, as well as anything you don’t use. This will help you make an impression on potential buyers.
5. Replace Your Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances are often overlooked when house staging, but it’s essential to replace outdated or broken ones. This will not only make your house more inviting, but it can also impact the final selling price!
6. Clean Your Bathroom
Don’t forget to clean up your bathroom and make it shine. Ensure getting rid of all those pesky bathroom items such as old bottles of lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc., that have been sitting around for months (if not years). House hunters are often more inclined to buy a house if the bathroom is in pristine condition.
7. Replace Your Light Fixtures
The house staging process also includes replacing your light fixtures with more interesting and attractive ones, which will help you sell the house quicker!
The Acevedo Team can help you better stage your house and sell it at fair rates, fast! We have over 10 years of experience in this industry, so we know how to make an offer on a property that’s competitive enough to get buyers’ attention while still making sure our clients are happy with the final sale price. Our team is ready to work with you or to answer any questions you may have about staging homes – give us a call today!