Selling a home takes more than just sticking a “For Sale” sign in the yard. If you want to get top dollar for your home, you’ve got to impress some buyers… which might take a little planning and preparation. Before you list, get your home looking fantastic with these home staging tips.
Home Staging Tips to Make Your House Look Fantastic
When you start showing your home, you want it to stand out from the crowd in a good way—you want buyers to be impressed! So it definitely pays off to spend a little time before you list to clean, clear, and stage your home. Here are some of my best tips for staging to sell.
First things first. Take some time to sort through your belongings and pare down on some of the things you just don’t use or need. You’ve probably got some forgotten items lurking in your attic or basement, or perhaps in the backs of closets, that you haven’t thought about in years. Removing some of these unnecessary belongings can help clear out space in storage areas, and on countertops or tables, making them look larger and more useable.
Once you’ve cleared out a little space in your home, it’s time to break out the cleaning supplies and start scrubbing. You might not notice lingering smells or lurking dust bunnies, but buyers likely will, and you don’t want to give them any reason to dismiss your home—especially for something that could easily be fixed with a little elbow grease.
If you don’t want to take on a major cleaning job, I’d recommend hiring a professional. It’s worth the expense to get your home looking move-in ready.
A little bit of fresh paint goes a long way to making your home look brighter, newer, and cleaner. Just make sure you’re choosing some nice neutral colors, like beiges, greys, or creams. Light pastels work, too, as long as they aren’t too bright. The idea is to allow your colors to match just about any color palette a buyer might want to introduce, so it’s best to stray from anything too bright or bold.
While you’re neutralizing your paint, you might want to “neutralize” your decor a bit, too. That means removing personalizations like family photos, memorabilia, and yes, kids’ artwork, awards, and toys. The idea is to make your home as impersonal as possible to allow buyers to visualize their own lives in your home. Think of a catalogue or show home—everything very tasteful and appealing to a wide audience.
While a little decor can elevate a plain room, too much decor can cover your home’s best features or make rooms seem crowded or cluttered. When decorating, it’s always best to keep things simple. Bright pillows or a throw blanket can add bright pops of color. A centerpiece can draw the eye to the heart of the room. Fresh blooms bring the scent of the outdoors inside. When decorating, always remember that a little goes a long way—keep it simple!
Ready to Stage, List & Sell Your Home in Crofton?
Are you thinking of selling a home in Crofton, MD? I’d love to help! As a highly experienced local agent, I know that there’s a lot that goes into selling, and I’m always willing to go above and beyond to get the job done, whatever it takes! Contact me today to learn more about how I can price your home, get it looking fantastic, and showcase it for the world to see.