Staging a home properly can be the difference between selling quickly and watching it sit on the market for weeks or months. Fortunately, staging a home is not as difficult as it sounds. What are a few things that a homeowner can do to make sure that a home is staged in a manner that will show off a home's full potential? Let's take a look!
1) Don't Skimp on Curb Appeal
The first thing that a buyer is going to see is the outside of the home. Therefore, it is important that the driveway is sealed, the front door has a fresh coat of paint on it and that there are flowers or shrubs to add color that will lure a buyer to a property.
2) Make the Floor Plan Seem as Open as Possible
Buyers adore open floor plans. Making a room seem as large and open as possible enables a buyer to come up with his or her own ideas for how each room could look while also making the room seem larger than it is.
3) Use Neutral Colors In Each Room
Buyers want to be able to turn their new house into their own home. By using neutral colors, a homeowner can appeal to a wider audience of people who may be willing to make an offer. Additionally, neutral colors will not call attention away from other features in a room.
4) Make Sure Each Room Is Spotless Before Showing It
Cleaning a room for staging means more than vacuuming the floor and dusting the furniture. Grime, mold and other debris needs to be cleaned and removed from each room before anyone see it. If a home does not appear absolutely spotless, it may make a prospective buyer think that there are other issues with the home.
5) Upgrade Appliances to Create a Modern Feel to the House
Adding stainless steel appliances can make your home look modern and more appealing to a contemporary homebuyer. The good news is that it may be possible to buy new appliances for less than $1,000 while more than recouping that cost when the house is sold.
6) Show the Potential of Every Space in the House
If there are bookshelves in the family room, a partially finished basement or a finished attic space in the home, it is important to show off those spaces. If an attic or basement is finished to code, it may be possible to market that space as an extra bedroom. At worst, a potential buyer is going to love that there is extra space not listed in the square footage.
There is a lot that goes into properly staging a home. It needs to be properly cleaned, filled with the right furniture and painted or updated to ensure that it meets the needs of today's homebuyer. If a homeowner can do that, it makes it a lot easier to sell the property as soon as possible while making a large profit from the sale. For more information on buying or selling in Aspen Woods, give Ross PAVL a call today at (403) 837-8100.Posted by Ross PAVL on