Lisa knows from experience that staged homes sell faster and get more money. In fact, staging your home can increase the dollar value a buyer is willing to offer by six to 15 percent!
When compared to homes that are un-staged, staged homes are also more likely to get multiple offers in their first few weeks on the market. Today, buyers want move-in ready real estate. That means staging has gone from being the exception to becoming the rule.
Most potential buyers form an opinion of your home the moment they walk in the door. Home staging lets you highlight your home’s strengths and appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers. To prepare your home so that buyers form a positive emotional connection upon entering, follow Lisa’s simple home staging tips.
Make it Shine - From flawless floors to gleaming windows and spotless counters, every surface in your home should sparkle. It’s the simplest thing you, or a professional cleaning crew, can do to put your home’s best foot forward.
Clear the Clutter - For most homeowners, this is a huge task, but it’s definitely worth the time and effort it takes. Clear off counters, and empty cupboards, drawers and closets of everything except the essentials you use every day.
Add Small Touches - Use accessories to make your home appealing. Vases of cut flowers in the kitchen and living and dining rooms work wonders. Try a basket of produce on the kitchen counter and a bowl of citrus on the island.
Every Room Counts - Do you have a “junk room” in your house? If so, restore it to its rightful function as a bedroom, home office, or guest room.
Tailored Master Suite - Create a master bedroom and bath that appeals to both genders. Subdued colors, crisp linens, and attractive art will give the room a sense of serenity and escape.
Box Up Toys - Homebuyers like to imagine a fresh start when they’re viewing homes, including beautifully organized kids’ rooms. Even if the majority of people viewing your home are young families, toys strewn about kids’ bedrooms should be boxed up and stored away.
A Neutral Palette - It can be worth the investment to repaint your home’s interior. Neutral doesn’t necessarily mean all white walls. Soft mid-tones like sand and grey with swiss coffee trim can create a sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere.
The Nose Knows - Do you pets? You’ve probably gotten used to their smell, but pet odor is one of the first things strangers will notice. Get carpets cleaned, vacuum the floors and furniture to get rid of hair, clean out food dishes, and make sure the litter box is clean and out of sight.
Home staging is all about creating a lifestyle buyers are looking for. In today’s competitive market, staging is the ideal way to set your home apart from the others on the market.
I have extensive experience in home staging strategies that will give your property high-impact change at a minimal cost. Home staging makes your home more desirable to a greater number of people, which increases your chance of a quick, profitable sale!
Please contact me today to learn how to make your home showcase ready!