Home staging and preparing a house. Every seller wants to sell their home quickly and get the best price. Is it good for you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and professional knowledge to beautify your home that will send home buyers to their banks. Here’s how to prepare a house and make it an irresistible home.
Here’s The Steps How:
1. Lose Personal Attachment: You start breaking your emotional ties by saying to yourself ” This is not my home it’s a product to sell like a box of cereal on the shelves of supermarkets.” Leaving aside your emotions and focus. The sooner you imagine handing the keys to the new owner. Never look back but look to the future.
2. Heirlooms: Buyers can’t and won’t see past personal memorabilia, and this will be very distracting because they need to imagine their own photos on the walls, they can’t do that if yours are there! You don’t want to make any buyer ask themselves, “I wonder what kind of people live in this home?” You want buyers to say to themselves, “I can so see myself living here.”
3. Organize Your Environment: People always seem to collect junk. Always consider this one thing: if you have not used in more than six months, you may not need it.
- If you do not need it, why not donate or discard it?
- Put the main points used every day in a small box that can be stored in a closet when not in use.
- Clean all kitchen surfaces.
- Take advantage of this process and look at it as packing you need to do before the move anyway.
- Pick up all the small knickknacks around the home inside and out.
4. Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets.
Buyers are very snoopy and they tend to open closet doors and cabinets. Think about it what if the items fall out and onto the floor! Now imagine what if the buyer sees everything organized. They will likely think you took care of the rest of the house too.
5. Renting a Storage Unit Is a Must.
Most homes show better with less furniture. Furniture that restricts the walkways should be put in storage. Make sure to remove any extra leaves from the dining room table, this makes the room look larger. By leaving just enough furniture in each room to show that there is plenty of room. You never want a buyer to scratch their heads and think, “What do they use this room for?”
6. Don’t Forget to Remove Any of Your Favorite Items.
If you want to take your built-in appliances or any fixtures with you, remove them now. If the dining room chandelier belonged to your mother, take it down. If the buyer never sees it, they won’t want it. Once you tell a buyer the can’t have the item, they will want it and this could blow your deal. Remove these items and replace them, if necessary.
7. Make Those Tiny Repairs You Put Off!
- Replace cracked flooring or tiles.
- Patch holes in walls inside and out.
- Repair leaky faucets.
- Fix doors that do not close properly and kitchen drawers that may get jammed up.
- Consider painting the walls neutral colors.
- Do not give buyers a reason to remember your home as ” the house with the bright green bedroom.”
- Replace burned out bulbs buyers like to see lights turn on and off.
8. Time To Make Your Home Shine!
- Rent a pressure washer and spray the sidewalks outside.
- Remove any mold and re-caulk tubs, showers and washbasins.
- Clean the refrigerator and freezer.
- Bleach dull grout.
- Replace any worn carpet.
- Wax the floors.
- Dust your furniture, that includes the ceiling fan blades and light fixtures.
- Let’s not forget about getting fresh air for those musty smelling areas. No one likes odors!
- Wash windows inside and out.
9. Examine Your Home in Detail
- Exit and open the door.
- Just stand there.
- Would you like to go in?
- It is the home of Hello?
- Linger at the door of each room and imagine how your house looks to the buyer.
- Examine carefully how furniture is arranged and move pieces until they make sense.
- Tune in to the room, to its emotional appeal. Does it have effect and style?
- Does it come across that no one lives in this house?
10. Checking Your Curb Appeal.
- If the buyer does not get out of the agents car that means they don’t like the exterior of your house, they will never enter the home.
- Prune your shrubs.
- Make that visitors can clearly read your house number.
- Keep the lawn mowed.
- Paint all faded window trim around the home.
- Always plant Marigolds if they can, because the yellow evokes buying emotions and wonderful feelings.