Home Staging Tips
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Prior to putting your home on the market, consider a proven way to sell your house: expert home staging. Some positive aspects of home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If you want to sell your home quickly, go for a well-planned home staging strategy.
Staging your home in Raleigh, North Carolina is all about promoting a lifestyle. You want buyers to envision themselves calling your house "home". You want them to see your current house as their future home.
Preparing your home for an Open House doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be a blast. Together, we'll work to get an exceptional offer for your house. Start with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your home sits fewer weeks on the market :
Start with the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What wonderful characteristics seem hidden?Understanding this helps us to decide what actions we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with touched up paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and elevate your house's final selling price.
Can buyers picture themselves watching a movie in your living area, unwinding in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your dining room? I want your home to pleasantly accept buyers and offer them a sense of ease. I'll help you achieve this by recommending small improvements that highlight the features of your property.
I'll advise you get rid of items that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Brick-a-brack, sentimental items, family photos, and play time drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to "neutralize" the home so buyers can picture it as their new house.
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively impact the sale.
Potential buyers like to see a property that draws them in with charm. Everything that could be "offensive" should go into storage so that your house will have general appeal at the open house.
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to host an Open House, because everything comes together to paint a picture of what buyers can look forward to after they close on your house.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and add lighting where needed to show off your property. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and ensure a pleasant aroma circulates from every area. We'll incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be.