The home staging process can be challenging, but it is worth it. These five easy tips will help you get your house ready for a fast sale.
- Clear all Clutter
No one wants a cluttered, unorganized home. Make sure you remove all the clutter from your space and organize any items that need to stay. You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves there and not stress about how they will make their mess fit in with yours. It is also a plus to have buyers think that they can make your house their own. The more they can imagine themselves in the space and their clutter fitting in, the more likely they will buy it.
You need to clean whether you are selling your home or not, everyone wants a clean, presentable home, and an active buyer is always better than one who is thinking about moving! Get busy cleaning! You want your space to feel inviting. Make sure every room has clean carpets and is spic and span, but keep in mind that you might be listing a home that has been lived in for some time.
- If you have hardwood floors, buff them up.
Have you heard of spring in a bottle? Well, it is called buffing out hardwood floors. If you want to get your floors that shiny, buff them with a buffer. You can see results almost immediately from this simple step. One can also use it on other hard-surfaced floors like slate or stone. Start buffing ASAP before it gets too cold, and let it dry between each pass.
- Make Your Home Look like You’ve Been There for Years
It is a great tip to make your home look like you have been there for years and have never thought about selling: Make sure each room feels like a space that has been lived in for some time. Replace worn, broken, or non-functioning light fixtures. Do the same thing with your appliances. Look at what you have and replace what needs replacing. Add some plants and flowers, change your bathroom rugs and towels, or add new throw pillows. Make the space feel like it has been your home for a while.
- Play with lighting and mirrors.
Everyone wants their home to look bigger and more spacious. Use more mirrors, mirrored tiles on the backs of bookshelves, use candle holders with tall candles, and play with lighting. You can make a small room look bigger by switching from overhead lighting to hanging lanterns or string lights.
Getting your home staged is probably one of the most important steps you can take as a homeowner. It is so essential that if you are not organized and have clutter, it makes it harder for potential buyers to envision themselves in your space. So even if your home isn’t ready to move into on day one, get started and organize everything today.