How to Stage Your Home to Sell

You’re getting ready to sell your home, and you want to attract a lot of buyers to get offers. However, even if you have a well-written listing and a great agent, you might find that the home isn’t selling if it isn’t staged properly. Great agents can help you to stage the home and give you tips like the ones discussed below that will impress buyers and show off the best things about your property.

Tip #1: Ensure It’s Clean and Not Cluttered

First, you have to make sure the home is clean and not filled to the brim with clutter. It’s time that you organized and got rid of items you don’t need. Either sell them, throw them out, or put them in storage for now. Once you have removed all of the clutter, make sure the home has been professionally cleaned.

Tip #2: Curb Appeal Is Part of Staging

Remember the importance of curb appeal. When potential buyers show up at your property, the first thing they see will be the exterior of your home. If there’s junk in the yard, the lawn is too long, or there are oil stains on the driveway, it will affect their opinion of the home before they even step foot inside.

Tip #3: No Personalization

Although you may love your home and have a lot of wonderful memories, you want to depersonalize your home before it’s shown. You need people to see themselves living in the home instead of you and your family. This means no pictures of the family, pets, etc. Make it as neutral as possible.

Tip #4: A Fresh Coat of Paint

A good way to help brighten up a room and to make it look nice without spending a fortune on a remodel is to paint it. Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint in the interior of the house, or some new wallpaper, can make a major difference.

Tip #5: No Odors

You might not notice pet odor or cigarette odor, but people who are considering buying the home certainly will. Make sure that you professionally deodorize the house before showing it. You can also have some scented candles or baking cookies to create a nice smell. Just don’t go overboard with too many “good scents” during the showings and staging.

These are just five of the most important things you have to remember when it comes to properly staging your home to sell. Talk with your real estate agent about the other things you can do to get your property in shape to sell.

If you are ready to sell your home, call or text Teresa Grant – 434.546.3202, she can help guide you through the whole process seamlessly!

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