Staging Your Home
The first step towards getting the best price for your home is to make it look inviting and give it a comfortable feeling for buyers. This can be difficult to do when you’re moving out, but here are some tips:
Clear away clutter. Buyers need to see a clean living area and must be able to imagine putting their own furniture in the home. You also should put away excess decorations and pictures. These family mementos hold meaning for you, but they are likely to be distracting to the potential buyers.
Apply a fresh coat of paint. You’d be surprised at how much quicker homes sell simply because they’ve been freshly painted. Avoid bright colors that might be a turn-off to some people. Instead, stick to neutral colors or more modern desert-type shades that are popular now.
Clean up the yards. The first thing that prospective buyers will see is your front yard. It is imperative that bushes are neat and trimmed. Placing pots with flowers near the front door is a welcome touch as well. All debris should be cleared from front and backyards. If you have a pool, it should be cleaned. Also, a yard is more inviting when all plants look healthy and the yard is not too sparse. It is a small investment to replace some vegetation that has seen better days.
These are a few tips to get you started. I highly recommend that you consult a Professional Home Stager. This person has expertise in making your home look very inviting and can save you money in the long run by helping you avoid having to reduce your price for a sale.