You just got a promotion to a new city and you need to get your affairs straight. Packing is no issue as you can delegate that to one of those professional movers. The thing that you hold dear and hope to do in record time is sell your house.
Studies have shown that staged homes sell faster and so you may want to do this if you are pressed for time. Here’s how.
Get the House Show-ready
Staging basically means showcasing the most appealing parts of your home, which entails doing a mini-makeover with limited time. Décor is everything and it has recently come to our knowledge that walls don’t have to be the ordinary black and white anymore. Some beige or even deeper hues such as deep purple and black are becoming quite popular. Be artistic and make it work.
If you are thinking of moving all the furniture, you may want to change that thought as an empty house looks smaller than if it was furnished. While at it, the backyard should look appealing and alive with some plants. Green signifies life.
Nothing makes or breaks a deal like roofing, tiling, and siding. Re-roofing services are an essential part of selling a house as a faulty roof is a liability. The siding should also be at its best as you really can’t hide any faults being as it is the most visible part of the house.
Declutter if you have too much that doesn’t belong. If you are a hoarder, then that mess should not be seen by a potential buyer. While at it, think of the personal effects in the house. It is hard for a potential buyer to envision themselves living in a house that is fully packed with your photos.
Keep it Clean
For the time the showing lasts, you want to show potential buyers the best of your house, and it has to be sparkling clean for them to see it as their future home. Ensure that the walls are repainted if they necessitate that and plumbing is in the best shape.
It also does no harm rearranging furniture so that viewers have a free movement into the house. No furniture should be lying in the way. Beautifully arranged rooms look intimate and livable. Some experts even suggest setting the table. Buyers want the space to feel like home and nothing says family more than a dinner table. You could set it simply with a couple of plates and some colorful cloth with a vase of flowers to complete the picture.
Do you like bowls of fruits inside the house? So do we and frankly, probably your potential buyer. Add a bowl of colorful fruits on the table to make it feel more homely and make them ready to write that check. If your house is checked regularly and in great condition, then you may not even spend much on staging. God luck on your next adventure and house-hunt!