• April 29, 2017

4 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Home for Staging

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4 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Home for Staging

When preparing your home for staging without a real estate agent, there are many ways to make the place seem more appealing for a potential buyer. While this might seem obvious, it is absolutely necessary to clean up everything in your home. Many sellers tend to simply clean around things while ignoring clutter which might be detracting from the home’s true image. In order to sell your home and make it stand out among the rest, below are 4 easy ways to clean up your home for staging.

Remove Dust
While you have likely performed a basic level of cleaning in order to prepare your home for staging, this does mean you have tackled one of the biggest detractors: dust. Since home buyers tend to be nosey, they will likely look in each nook and cranny around your home. If they find dust, it may be a sign to them that you have neglected other areas of your home for some time. While you may not feel the need to dust every surface in your home, it is better to be safe than sorry when looking to sell your home in a timely fashion. Do not let dust on a bookshelf be the difference between a closed deal and the loss of a buyer.

Get Rid of Dirty Mats and Rugs
While you might feel that your age old welcome mat will be the perfect introduction a potential buyer, this means nothing if it is covered with mud. The same goes for carpets, which seem to attract an excessive amount of pet hair and other dander. Instead of spending the time to clean these items, it is best to simply store them in an area which will not be seen by the potential buyer.

Remove Extra Furniture
One of the biggest complaints from potential buyers about almost any home is that it did not have as much interior space as expected. This is typically because homeowners have more furniture than is truly necessary for staging. While you might be a fan of the extra couch in your living room, it will only seem to take up space to a potential buyer. In fact, some owners tend to remove up to 50% of their current furniture when preparing their home. While you do not have to get rid of everything, strongly consider what you need in the short term and what can be sent to a storage unit.

Store Excessive Clutter
In addition to excess furniture, there might be a number of items in your home which just seem to take up too much space in the eyes of a buyer. If you have clutter which you can easily live without, consider moving it to a storage unit. Often times many homeowners move clutter from one area of the home to another. While this might seem to solve the problem, they ignore the fact and sellers will look anywhere and everywhere when viewing a home they are interested in buying. This means that the same clutter you just moved will still leave a negative impact on a seller. When in doubt, simply get rid of it!

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/