Continuing from my last blog post and how important it is to stage the outside of your property, we are now going to move into the inside of your warm cozy home and make it really shine to its full potential. Staging the inside of your home has some basic, but very important touches I am going to discuss.
If you are serious about staging your home the clutter must go. It might not be easy and can be a huge task, but it will be well worth the trouble. Clean surfaces, cupboards, floors, tables, closets, etc. equal more space to your potential buyer.
You have two options with cleaning...you can do it yourself or hire a cleaning company. Get that house shiny and spotless, we want those gleaming windows and sparkling floors to have the whoa factor. Cleaning is the most cost effective way to put your homes best foot forward. I always tell my clients to think of a show home, neat, clean and tidy.
A big one is pet odors. We love our little fur babies, but they can be our stinky best friends. Cleaning your carpets professionally and vacuuming helps a lot. The smell of our pets can be a big turn off to some buyers. Can you blame them though? The second common odor is smoking. It isn’t as common anymore, but we still do see it. The first step would be to start smoking outside. The next step is getting an ionizer (air purifier) and opening windows to get some fresh air flowing through. The last odor topic I want to mention is an obvious perfume scent you have placed around the house. The scent might smell amazing; however, it might look like you are covering up the smell of something else (Even if you aren’t). Let the natural 'home smell' be in effect when listing.
Make the best of each space by maximizing its area and placing your furniture in places that make sense. We want all the rooms open and flowing. If there is an awkward space in your home, try to find a unique way to show it off. It could become a selling point. An example would be a room or area beneath the stairs. Open it up and use it as a work station for yourself or maybe it could be a homework station for the kids. How cool would that be?
Staging your home can be a lot of work. With little and big jobs involved, it's crucial to put the time in before selling to get your home into tip top shape. When you’re selling your home, you are in a competition with the other properties for sale in your area. Staging puts you ahead of the game and impresses potential buyers.
Thankyou for reading this week’s blog!
Oh and on another note...one more day until the weekend! I like to call it FriYAY! Who am I kidding though? I’m a realtor, I work weekends haha! Enjoy the rest of your week every one.