Are you looking for an effective way to sell your house quickly? The following tips will help stage your home in a way that will get it off the market.
Clean Your Personal Items Out.
Potential buyers need to be able to envision their family in the space, and it’s hard to do that with personal items from your family at every turn. Try to get rid of any items that hold a keen personal interest for you and your family. A good rule to follow is that the fewer things in the rooms, the bigger they feel.
Create A Home Flow.
This should start with the curb appeal, and drawing buyers into the house. When walking in the front door, your prospective clients should be drawn through your house in an engaging way. They should also fully understand the purpose of each room. For example, you could stage a living room that uses various angles and items to draw the eye and capture the imagination. Draw the eye with mirrors, paintings, and other small decorations.
Use Neutral Colors.
People often have odd tastes when it comes to the colors they use to decorate their home. The use of neutral colors, like white, gray, and beige, help make the home seem more “general.” Those who want to buy the home can add their own quirky colors later. Remember that staging needs to make the home more approachable, not less.
Price it Right the First Time.
If you want to sell your house quickly, you need to price it in a way that will help facilitate that. If you have a bit more time to wait, you can afford to price it a little higher and wait for the right buyer. The first thirty days on the market is usually the best activity you will see; if you price your house too high, it can cause potential buyers to stay away.
The more flexible you are in showing your home, the easier it will be for potential buyers to see your home. Most buyers will want to view your house in the evenings or on the weekends, when it’s most convenient for them. Be sure to keep those times available and leave the house when there is a showing so the prospective buyers can talk freely about their thoughts.
Finally, a bonus tip: photography. That should speak for itself, but we’ll elaborate. Photography can make or break your listing. Good photography will make the rooms feel larger and allow the potential buyers to envision their lives in the space. Bad photography can make the rooms look small, the lighting can make the rooms appear darker, etc.
Home photography is a relatively small expense and can elevate your listing exponentially. In an age where most research is done online before buyers even pick up the phone, the photography is sometimes the only thing you have to peak their interest and encourage them to take the next step.