Over the past several years, home staging has become a popular strategy that can help potential purchasers to visualize themselves living in that space. There are a variety of ways that you can stage your home, such as by changing out paint colors, adding new artwork, and / or bringing in nice furniture and accessories.
But, while this technique can certainly help to entice purchase offers, and in turn to get a home sold more quickly, it can also be very expensive. This has led many home sellers to wonder whether or not staging is truly worth it.
The good news is that there are ways to get your house in top shape at a much lower cost – and in some cases, even for free. For instance, one of the first steps that you should take when selling your home is to “depersonalize” it. This means removing personal items like your family photos and other related mementos. This can help a potential purchaser to better envision himself or herself living in the house.
You can also save money by arranging (or rearranging) the furniture yourself. For instance, while your living room may be set up for your personal needs, it should ideally be arranged in a way that makes the room appear larger.
Similarly, ensuring that as much natural light as possible can enter your home is essential. This means opening curtains, moving large items away from windows, and giving all of your windows a good, thorough cleaning.
If you’re considering making a move soon, we can help. We will provide you with a marketing plan, as well as an idea of how to make your property truly stand out. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to get the process started – which includes a free, no obligation home valuation.