One of the hardest things to do when selling a home is making the buyer fall in love at the first sight for your place. This happens because most people do not understand the importance of staging the house before an open house. In fact, staged houses sell 2 to 3 times faster. If you want to see your home sold in a short amount of time, here are some tips to make it stand out even if you are on a budget:
Highlight the features
When staging, focus on making the most beautiful parts of the property even more appealing. This will distract from the parts that are not so great – but they should not be forgotten! You can make small changes in walls, floors and other finishes to improve everything. Focus on the main areas of the house and at least one bedroom. The important thing is to show how every room can be used in the nicest possible way.
Neutral colours are key
If you have to paint a wall, stick to bright neutral colours and leave more colorful items for small details when decorating. Bold colours might scare potential buyers while neutral colours make the house seem brighter and more inviting.
Keep the house as clean as possible
Although it might seem obvious, not everyone takes the time to really clean the house before staging. If you can not hire a professional cleaning company, try to do that yourself or with the help of some friends. Make sure that even the bathroom tiles are spotless so that the future homeowners feel like everything is perfect.
Count on the help of an experienced sales representative
A sales representative not only understands the real estate market but also knows what brings the attention to the buyers at an open house. With a sales representative's assistance, you will have someone looking at the property with the buyer's point of view, while helping to improve every single corner of the house.
Gill Mullis has over 26 years of experience in the real estate industry. Invite her right now for a free home evaluation.