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Sell Faster (and for a Better Price) with These Staging Pointers

So, you’ve listed your home, marketed it like a pro, and now you’ve got a few interested buyers coming in for showings. The last thing you want is to miss out on a sale (or a bidding war), but how do make sure your home is ready to impress?

When it comes to a successful home showing, nothing is more important than the staging process. If you want buyers to like what they see—and make an offer—here’s what you need to know.

Clean, Clean, Clean (and Clean Some More)

A person mopping their kitchen floor.

You read that right: clean four times, and maybe even a little more after that. You might not think it’s that crucial, but buyers are going to be inspecting every corner of your home, and a little bit of dust or grime in the wrong place will immediately turn them off.

Not sure where to start? There are plenty of spring cleaning checklists to use as a jumping off point, so get started on making every nook and cranny of your home shine.

Up Your Curb Appeal

Various yard work supplies.

The outside of your home is the first thing your potential buyers will see, so put some time into making a few updates and upgrades. If you’ve got a garden or walkway, add a little extra landscaping to the mix. It doesn’t have to be a huge addition, but even a few colorful flowers can go a long way.

When it comes to your house, updating old numbers, replacing mailboxes, and laying out a new welcome mat are all small fixes that make your home feel fresh.

Downsize and Declutter

A duffel bag on a floor.

When buyers walk through your home, they’ll be imaging themselves in the space. But if your rooms are stuffed full of furniture, family pictures, and other trinkets, it’ll be hard for a buyer to get in the right head space.

Pre-staging is a great time to get started on packing. Fill a few boxes with seasonal decor, photos, wall hangings, and more, and move out any furniture that isn’t needed or that makes the room feel congested.

Decorate with Buyers in Mind

Houseplants on a shelf.

Once the extra stuff is moved out, you can start thinking of how to decorate the space for the buyers’ interests. Since you want to avoid making it too personal, stick with a neutral color scheme—like grays, tans, and whites—and use house plants for pops of color.

If there’s a specific holiday or season coming up, use it to your advantage. With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to grab some fresh flowers or blossoming plants and put them around the house. Not only will they look nice, but they’ll also add some subtle spring scents to the mix.

List Your Home with Kyle McCarthy

Selling a home can be a stressful process, and there are a lot of bases to cover beforehand. Don’t get overwhelmed by your selling checklist—let me help you out. From offering staging tips to sorting through the closing paperwork, I’ll be around to answer your questions every step of the way

Ready to get started? Just give me a call today!

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