STAGING YOUR HOME TO SELL
There is a big misconception between decorating and staging a home. Decorating appeals to the person living in the house, staging is removing the owner's personal connection and targeting the buyer who will purchase the home. When prospective buyers view your property you want them to put their full attention on how the home feels and what it will be like to live there.
The best place to start - remove all distractions that throw off the buyer from taking a closer look at your home. As harsh and premature as this may seem, depersonalizing and de-cluttering your house are the first steps of staging to sell.
Even though you are selling your home, you are probably still fond of it. After all, you have spent years turning it from a house to a home. But buyers want to see the features of the house and be able to visualize how they too can turn this house into their home. With family photos, trophies, plaques and memorabilia, buyers may feel they are invading your private domain and spend less time in your house.
Every buyer will be interested in how well your home has been maintained. Now is the time to clean, paint, update, repair, replace, remove, organize, lighten and brighten your home! Sounds tiring but buyers will pay more for a home that is move-in ready.
Curb Appeal is the impression your property's exterior and yard make on potential buyers. Buyers decide within seconds of driving up to a house whether to take the next step and check out the inside. Having a manicured yard, clean windows, fresh paint, clean sidewalks and driveway along with a well kept front door and entryway, are all important ways to make buyers form positive expectations about the rest of the house.
You know the power of first impressions. Why risk even one dollar of your equity by not staging your home to sell. Let me help you make sure you have your house in tip-top shape and make a great impression to each and every potential buyer that enters your home.