• March 22, 2017

Stage Your Home Appropriately

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Stage Your Home Appropriately

Staging plays a huge role in how quickly your house attracts offers from potential buyers. Most sellers are aware that they should keep their homes tidy and organized and remove excess and personal décor from the homes, but what else can you do to appropriately stage your home? Below are some of our favorite tips for staging based on current trends and tried methods.

Keep your bathroom clean and updated.
There are two major turnoffs for buyers when it comes to the bathroom: dirty and incredibly outdated. Make sure the walls and surfaces in your bathrooms are free of dirt, mold, and other residue, as these could be the first (or only) thing visitors notice about the room. Shower doors can be particularly tricky to clean, but you should always try at least a few different cleaning products before deciding to replace them.

Once your bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned, consider updating any features of your bathroom that might be outdated. One thing that can quickly elevate the appearance of the bathroom is to remove wallpaper and paint the walls a neutral color. You can also replace an old sink with a pedestal sink, a trend that is currently very popular with buyers. You can also mask old, outdated bathroom tiles with paint if you aren’t up to replacing them.

Spruce up the bedroom.
Ensure that the bedroom appeals to both sexes. This will help buyers of all types envision themselves calling one of your bedrooms their own. Be sure that your bedroom is overly crowded with furniture, personal photos, or too many decorations, as these can distract buyers from the features of the room itself.

Use your kitchen to create offers.
Updated kitchens bring in big offers from buyers, even when other areas of the house are lacking. You should keep your floors clean and repair any damaged tiles or have your wood floors refinished. You can also revive old cabinets with fresh stain and new hardware. When it comes to countertops, save yourself money by doing your research before replacing them—granite is a big hit with current buyers!

New appliances are a huge selling point. If you can afford to replace outdated kitchen appliances, do so. Consider making the switch to stainless steel, which is another popular design trend right now, to aid with selling your home.

Play around with that old fireplace.
Older fireplaces tend to attract the wrong kind of attention. But, by making a few minor changes, your fireplace can become a hot commodity. If the fireplace sticks out because of its position or color, consider painting the bricks the same neutral color as the wall. This is a trend in newer, modern homes, and will be a hit with buyers! Replacing the screen and staining the mantle will take the entire room to the next level.

Highlight built-in storage spaces.
Have a unique corner cabinet or sturdy built-in shelves? Use those to your advantage by keeping them on display during showings. Buyers love built-in storage, especially bookshelves.

Lighten up.
Natural light, open views, and an easy flow are all qualities buyers yearn for in a home. You might have lovely window treatments, but on nice days, open the curtains and let the sunshine in. Natural light can do a lot to open up a home and give it an airy, open feel all buyers want. You can also consider removing unnecessary furniture, partitions, or even doors to open up your home even more.

The importance of staging in getting your home off the market cannot be over exaggerated. If buyers cannot picture themselves living in your home or doesn’t want to put the time and money into updating it, they probably won’t put an offer in. Try to make the changes you’d want to see if you were considering purchasing your home in the current year, with potential buyers in mind.

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/