A study by the Real Estate Staging Association found that homes staged
before listing received offers 87% faster than those who waited months after listing to bother www.
We believe that staging your home is one of the most important parts of getting your home ready to put on the market, which is why, one of the exclusive services we provide our clients as part of our listing package is a session with a professional Interior Designer to come to your home and help you stage it.
Here are some additional things you can do to improve your marketability:
- Channel Your Inner Neat Freak – Imagine that you are prepping your home to be the model home, pay particular attention to all of the common junk collecting magnets like:
– Kitchen and bathroom countertops
– Laundry room shelves
– Bookcase shelves
– Fireplace mantels
Don’t forget to attack the closets too, if a closet is over crowded potential buyers will think their stuff may not fit. Wow the buyers with showing them how much space there is, not how much stuff is in the space.
2. Rearrange Furniture – Once you have de-cluttered, take step back and take a look at the big picture, can your buyers flow freely throughout your home, if not you better get to work.as
– Put bulky pieces in storage
– Arrange furniture so that not everything is up against the walls and the middle of the room is bare. Move sofa’s and chairs in to create more of conversational area, where buyers can envision themselves sitting down to visit.
3. Sweat the Details – Many people underestimate how clean their home needs to be when trying to sell it. Putting your home on the market requires more than your average everyday clean up job. You have got to get down to the nitty-gritty, so that even the smallest details of your home stand out and shine. All the way from top to bottom, ceiling fans, blinds, baseboards, all the way down to scrubbing the grout. Don’t forget to get your windows squeaky clean, there needs to be as much natural light coming in as possible.
4. Set the Table – Set out a couple of place settings on your dining and kitchen tables. Place your finest china or bring in some seasonal color with linens and plates. You don’t have to go overboard just set a couple of places depending on your table size or create a decorative center piece on top of a table runner.
5. Bring in the Outside – Look around your yard and find some decorations right from what you already have in your yard. Create a beautiful arrangement with some fresh flowers and twigs. If you don’t have vases laying around be creative, use a pitcher or Mason jar for your display.