We all LOVE to talk about our favorite features in a home and the top trends. But can we take a moment to go over the things your home can live without? Some characteristics can detract rather than attract to a home’s beauty and turn off potential buyers. Here are some tips you can follow to get your home ready to sell!
Out dated curtains, fake floral arrangements, photo frames, and knick knacks can grab the attention away from from the home’s natural charm. Put away all unnecessary items and clear up room on your surfaces. This enhances the open spaces that buyers are looking for. Do this before taking photos of your home too! Depending on your home inventory, you might need to store away items while your home is on the market.
Now that you are selling your home, imagine that you are putting on a play. You are setting a stage for the buyers to see themselves in. This is why #1 is key to start staging. Taking out your personal items gives buyers more imagination to see their pictures, decorations, and furniture in the home. Don’t forget to clean! Wipe down surfaces, dust, sweep, and vacuum before a home tour.
Staging, decluttering, and cleaning isn’t just isolated to the inside of your home. Think about the exterior and enhance your curb appeal. Clear out weeds, tree branches, and extra garden decorations. Maybe power wash your decks, porches, and siding of the home. Take into consideration the neighborhood charm. Do you live in a grassy suburb or close to the busy downtown? Stylize your outdoors to match your area! Think seasonally too! A fire pit in the winter months and a beautiful garden in the summer.
This could be a touchy subject. If you have fur babies (rabbits, dogs, cats, etc.) that live inside, you might consider deep cleaning your carpets. Be vigilant about vacuuming and washing surfaces. Invite a trusted friend or family member to come over for a smell test. Maybe light some candles or use scents that won’t be overpowering to anyone walking inside.