Every new property listing has a story. As the seller you control how that story is told. From the minute a prospective buyer pulls up to the property they form an opinion. This opinion is often based on the curb appeal and the interior of the property. If the house is cluttered and the floors are dirty this is the opinion they will leave with. On the flip side if the house is immaculate and furniture perfectly staged they will leave wanting to make an offer.
Staging is much more than rearranging the furniture and throwing a few new pillows on the couch. Staging is the presentation of the property from the front walk to the spare room in the basement. If you want to get your property sold how it is staged makes all the difference. Here are three staging tips that will get your home sold quickly.
Professional Clean.The importance of walking into a clean house cannot be understated. There is a huge difference between a tidy house and one that is professionally cleaned. A house that is professionally cleaned hits areas that you most likely would never think to look. It is these spots behind the toilet or in the corner of a room that can leave a lasting impression with a buyer. If you are going to spend money on anything with your sale you should spend it on a professional house cleaning.
Declutter. A house full of clutter makes it seem small, dirty and unorganized. Cleaning the house is great but if you stuff everything in the closet it defeats the purpose. Buyers are going to look at every room and inside every closet. Before you list your home you should be prepared to get rid of any excess clutter that may have been accumulating over the years. A house that is open, clean and full of options in every room is much more appealing to buyers.
Consider Staging.Staging of furniture and bedding can completely transform how a property looks. Depending on the specific property and the market this can make a huge difference. Before you spend money on staging you should consult your real estate agent to gauge the impact. If you have already moved your couches and bed out of the property it may make sense to explore the option of staging. While buyers do like a blank canvas they may also need some help in visualizing how the property can look.
Leave an Impression. Most sellers don’t have the capital to transform their property before putting it on the market. Instead of updating the entire property focus on improving one room or one area. A new set of patio furniture can make the exterior feel like a great place to hang out with friends and family. An updated office in the basement or playroom for the kids could be the room that impacts a buyer’s decision. When a buyer leaves your property you always want them to leave with a positive impression
Oftentimes it is the little things that can help get your property sold quickly. Think like a buyer and focus on these subtle staging tips.