If you’re selling a home, good staging is much more than simply cleaning and decorating. In fact, it’s often one of the best marketing tools at your disposal, allowing you to highlight the property’s most attractive qualities and create a space that buyers can imagine living in. Before welcoming in the first prospective buyer, follow these tips to ensure your home is ready to impress.
4 Top Home Staging Tips
1. Clear Out Clutter
Cleaning out your belongings will create a sense of space, so remove at least one-third of your items from every part of the house, including closets, shelves, and the furniture. Start by taking down family photos and putting away anything that clearly marks the space as yours.
2. Paint the Walls
A fresh coat of paint is the easiest, most cost-effective way to rejuvenate your house. When selling a home, use warm, neutral colors, and take down bright wallpaper or other very idiosyncratic design elements.
3. Maximize the Lighting
Bright, natural light will make any house seem brighter and more inviting. Before holding an open house, pull back the curtains, clean the windows, and trim back any trees or bushes that might be blocking the sunlight. If your house doesn’t get much sun, try switching out every bulb for the highest wattage each fixture will support.
4. Focus on the Exterior
Curb appeal makes your home stand out from the rest and entices buyers to actually get out of their cars. Have the siding pressure-washed and lay down new sod, plant blooming flowers along the walkway and, as a final touch, make sure the house numbers are bright and easily readable from the street.
If you’re selling a home anywhere in the Kannapolis, NC, area, Amber Lube, Keller Williams Realty Concord/Kannapolis is your local real estate connection. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of the local marketing and proven marketing skills, they’ll help you stage the property, set an asking price, and attract buyers looking for their dream home. Visit their website for more on how they can help with selling a home, and follow their Twitter for more real estate tips and advice. You can also contact Leaurel Lube through email or by calling (704) 467-0685; send an email to Amber Lube or call (704) 577-5966 to reach her.