Staging your home to sell
If you want your home to sell fast. decorating and decluttering to “set the stage” for potential buyers should be at the top of your to-do list. Staging your home showcases its best features and helps buyers visualize their families in the space. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
- Apply a fresh coat of paint in neutral
colors. It’s also a good idea to remove
outdated wallpaper as potential buyers may not
share your design taste.
- Open blinds and drapes to let in natural
light. Replace or remove old blinds and clear
your light fixtures of dust and cobwebs.
- Make repairs where needed. Fix running
toilets, squeaky doors, chipped paint, broken
fixtures and anything else that will distract from the
desirability of your home.
- Remove all personal items and photos. You
want a buyer to picture his or her family in the
space, not yours. Store the kids’ toys away, too.
- Clean inside and out. Mop, dust, vacuum,
repeat. No one wants to move into a house
with a moldy shower or sticky refrigerator. If you
can’t handle the cleaning yourself, hire a company
to do it for you.
- Spruce up landscaping. Plant flowers, trim
bushes, weed the garden, mow the lawn
and fix any unsightly cracks in your driveway
- Deel utter your space. Clean up rooms,
closets, cabinets, drawers and bathrooms,
especially bathrooms. Stow away your personal
hygiene items and medications as well.
- Remove odors. Clean and deodorize, paying
special attention to bathrooms and places
where pets and kids congregate. Use baking
soda and lemon to remove sink and garbage
- Replace worn out furniture and carpet.
Remove any furniture that is too big for
your space, as large pieces can make a room
- Update lighting. Dark homes can appear
dreary. Insta lling new pendant lights and
ceiling fan fixtures can make a big difference when
it comes to selling your home.
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