Whether you’re relocating because of a new job or you’re simply looking for a home better suited for your lifestyle, one thing is certain: You have to sell your current house!
You’ll likely want to sell it as soon as possible. After all, the faster you sell, the faster you’re able to focus on decorating your new home and settling into your new life. But what’s the secret?
Here is a quick guide to selling your home faster — and for a fantastic price — and it’s all about staging your home to showcase its unique characteristics.
Invest in a Professional Home Stager
A professional home stager will use her eye for detail to transform your home into a highly sought-after property — one that will likely sell in a flash. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, 90 percent of all staged homes sell within a month of hitting the market!
Not only will your home sell faster, it could also sell for a better price: One-fourth of buyers’ agents report that professionally staging a home increased the dollar value offered for the home by one to five percent.
Edit Out Personal Items
If you want to sell your home quickly, then a clean, tidy space is a must. If you still occupy the home, personal belongings – even memorabilia like family portraits – should be out of buyers’ sight at all times. If an item doesn’t have a specific home staging purpose, it’s best to edit it out by putting it in storage or tucking it away (in a basket in a closet that won’t be opened during showings).
Why is a clean, neutral space attractive to prospective buyers? Because it gives them the freedom to imagine their own style, décor and furniture in the home. Your family should always have a show-ready mindset, so that when you get a last-minute showing, you’ll only need a few minutes to tidy up and leave the house before the potential buyer arrives.
Pro tip: Editing out personal items and clutter allows your home stager to begin her work one step ahead with a fresh palette.
Use Your Furniture to Help Define Spaces
Strategically organizing your furniture will help you create an open and inviting atmosphere for visitors.
A professional home stager will be able to recommend ways to arrange your seating areas and furniture that would highlight each room’s assets. For example: Is there a cozy fireplace nestled in the living room? A home stager would work with you to highlight the space. Is your kitchen brightened with gorgeous natural lighting? Your home stager will know how to make the most of it and draw buyers into the room.
With help from professionals like Show House Home Staging owner-operator Nancy Safran, you can sell your home quickly and at a great price. For more information on how we can help you stage your home, contact us today.