January, 31st, 2019 at 10:54 am
You’ve decided it’s time to sell your home. The task may seem daunting from finding a reliable real estate agent, home inspector, a lender for your new home, etc. Hiring a home stager may be the last on your list to sell your home, but it’s proven to be one of the most important items on your to-do list. Staging your home is one of the strongest investments you can make in the process of selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
We’ve broken down the basic questions to ask yourself before staging your home in preparation to sell.
There’s statistical proof that staging works in shortening the time your house is on the market and how much you get for your home. Buyers do not want to see family photos, children’s playsets on the living floor, and other indicators that the home your selling belongs to you and lived in.
A 2017 study conducted by the National Association for Realtors, found that 49% of buyers’ agents believe staging affects most buyers’ view of a home. Understanding the value of home staging is the first step to getting your home sold fast.
A way to save money before a home stager arrives at your home is to declutter. Remove all the knick-knacks in your home and do a deep clean. Make your kitchen immaculate and the other rooms in your home sparkle. Clean your carpets professionally and remove marks and scuffs from your walls. Air your house out and avoid using scented candles and air fresheners since they may cause breathing issues for your potential buyer. Do you have pets? Be sure to clean everything your pet touches. No one likes pet order in their prospective new home.
This is where renting a storage unit comes in very handy. Remove approximately half of your existing furniture from your home and consider renting furniture during the time your house is on the market. This way, buyers see themselves in your home with clean and new furnishings. If you’ve already moved out and into a new home, consider pop-up furniture which is made of corrugated cardboard or plastic. Pop up furniture looks appealing and does the same job as the real thing.
We’ve broken down how to stage each room in your home with these quick and easy tips.