Remember, That Staging Is An Important Communication Tool
As an Accredited Staging Professional, I can inform you that, Home Staging is the very best proven way to sell your home faster and for much more money than you anticipated. Staging sets the scene in a way that appeals to a wider range of buyers or clients.
We know it's important to make the BEST first impression and we're here to help. Our mission is to help you get where you need to be. Whether it's selling your house so you can move on to a new adventure as a family or just having your house looking the best, we have the expertise to meet your needs.
Within are some free staging tips which could be very helpful in selling your home:
¨ Keep your lawn cut and edged. Trim trees and shrubs, removing all dead limbs and debris.
¨ Prune or remove shrubs/trees blocking view from windows (unless the view is undesirable).
¨ Over-seed bare spots in the lawn.
¨ Clean up pet droppings.
¨ Add color to your yard and front porch with flowers and/or hanging plants.
¨ Arrange outdoor furniture and firewood neatly. Put away all lawn equipment, bikes and other toys.
¨ Repair any broken area of your fence, deck, patio, etc. Make sure these areas are clean and in good shape.
¨ Check the exterior of items like siding, window sashes, trim and shutters. Clean these areas and/or paint as needed. Give special attention to the front door area.
¨ Make sure your gutters are clean of debris. Wash or paint as needed. Re-align the gutters if they look crooked.
¨ Check the roof for shingles or flashing that needs replacing or repair.
¨ Replace broken windows, doors and screens. Make sure each looks clean and in good condition.
¨ Wash driveways and sidewalks. Patch holes and try to remove stains.
¨ Touch up the little things: house numbers, mailbox, doorbell, etc.
¨ Put 100-watt bulbs in the porch lights, carport, garage, etc.
¨ Clean around service areas/trash cans.
¨ Buy high-intensity light bulbs and be sure to clean all light shades and covers, as it will make the rooms brighter and feel warmer.
¨ Do a spring-cleaning throughout, no matter what the season is. Give special attention to the following: windows and screens, counter and appliance tops, mirrors, ovens, sinks, toilets and tub/shower areas.
¨ Clean carpets and replace or repair damaged areas of the floor or floor covering.
¨ Arrange furniture and decorations to improve each room. Remove unnecessary items that do not fit in so each room appears as spacious as possible.
¨ Consider brightening things up with a fresh coat of paint. Think white, off-white or beige as these colors will make a room look bigger and lighter, and these colors are most likely to go with the new buyer's furnishings.
¨ Neatly arrange everything in your closets, cabinets and other storage areas including the basement and garage. Get rid of all unnecessary items.
¨ Launder draperies and curtains, if needed.
¨ Fix all of the little things: loose doorknobs, leaky faucets, towel racks, clean and repair caulk areas.
¨ Clear everything from kitchen counters.
¨ Clean out refrigerator.
¨ Pack away family photos, sports trophies, and souvenirs.
¨ Place fresh flowers, beautiful linens and large, white fluffy towels throughout the home.
¨ Use slipcovers on mismatched furniture. If a piece of furniture is an essential part of the room but it does not match well, cover it up to effectively use only its structural attributes.
¨ Make traces of your pet disappear.
¨ Invest in new light switch covers. Most buyers will interact with several of the light switches throughout the house.