Staging your home prior to listing it on the market for sale can add to your net profit. At Eric Craig Real Estate Team, we understand that staging a home is designed to showcase the best assets and impress the buyer. To ensure your home sells for the best possible price, you should highlight the strengths and downplay the weaknesses. Besides making your home stand out in the competitive marketplace, you want buyers to envision themselves in the home.
Ready to stage your home for the market?
Here are some expert tips for staging your home to help with the selling process:
Start with curb appeal
The first impression of your home matters. You should ensure it stands out from the rest and lures in onlookers. A few suggestions would be to use a power washer to remove grime from the siding, plant blooming flowers, and wash front windows. If your stoop or porch has room for furniture, you can expand your outdoor living space.
Let the light in
Most buyers want a house with plenty of natural light. When showing your home, you should open the blinds and add fixtures where necessary. If you want to make the home more inviting, you can turn on the lights. How about substituting those outdated fixtures with bulbs that give extra light?
Give the kitchen a facelift
The kitchen is one of the functional areas in a home. To ensure it appeals to buyers, you can give your cabinets a facelift. Another upgrade is replacing any aging appliances. A corroded appliance can also be a big turnoff, so you should swap with a new one.
Add functional office space
These days, more people work from home so a workspace can be appealing to buyers. You can carve out a nook at a corner in the living room or bedroom. Some creative ways to add office space include:
- Add a single shelf as a desk
- Zone in on an area with paint
- Use the walls wisely
- Transform a dividing wall into a smart desk area
- Utilize space under the staircase
Focus on the floor
Nobody wants to buy a home with stained carpets. If you want to add value and elegance to your home, you can go for hardwood floors. Because of their low maintenance and great value, they appeal to almost everyone. Your main focus should be on the living room area, kitchen, and dining room. In kitchens and bathrooms, you can go for stone or ceramic tiles. If you don’t want to invest in refinishing floors, you can place the rugs strategically.
If you have clutter in your home, it can distract home buyers. Before you showcase your home, you should store those things you don’t need in a box. Some items to eliminate from sight:
- Seasonal clothes
- Kids toys
- Messy hobbies
Such items could rob your home of much-needed space. The more storage space you have, the better for the buyer.
Style the dining room table
In most cases, a dining room is a blind spot when decorating your home. If you have a large dining table, it could look bare or uninviting. You can style it by adding vessels at the center of the table.
Staging your home will not only make it stand out among the competition but could also bring a bigger offer to the table from the right buyers. Be sure to follow the above tips and let your personal style shine.