As you prepare to list your home on the market, one of the most important tasks you can take is staging the space. This technique aims to enhance the best features of your home to potential buyers. Many property management agencies will provide tips on how to adequately stage several rooms in the home to boost its appeal. Below are three ways you can enhance your home.
How to Boost Your Home’s Appeal Through Staging
1. Start with Important Rooms
Many sellers don’t have the budget to stage the entire home, so they focus on heavily used areas instead. This includes the kitchen, the family room, master bedroom, and main bathroom. Make the beds, rearrange the couches to create more space, store excess bathroom toiletries inside a cabinet, and vacuum and mop all floors. If you have an outdoor patio or deck, add furniture—a table, a couple of wicker chairs, and cushions—to showcase its appeal.
2. Adopt a Neutral Style by Decluttering
Too much furniture or clutter scattered around the room can make the space feel small. Never assume that buyers won’t enter certain rooms, so make sure to declutter each room in the home. Relocate furniture to different parts of the house, remove photographs from the walls, and clear any bulletin boards or calendars. Neutralize the area so that potential buyers envision themselves living in that space.
3. Focus on Curb Appeal
That first impression will occur when buyers pull up to the curb or walk up to the front door. Mow the lawn, plant some colorful flowers, and powerwash the driveway and siding. Your property management team may recommend a landscaper for this work. Make your front porch welcoming with a mat, some potted plants, or even furniture if there is space. The path to the front door should be attractive and free of any overgrown greenery.
The right real estate team will guide you through the selling process to make it as rewarding as possible. The property management team at Galvin Realty Group, Inc. is experienced in helping homes look their best. They have worked in the residential and commercial real estate market since 1987 throughout Monroe County, NY, and the surrounding counties. They will use their asset management experience to help you through every step of selling. Contact them online or call (585) 546-1290 to get started.