When you want to sell your house, you typically want to sell it fast. In order to move your house off the market in record time you need to stage it. You need to help people envision their lives in your home, not highlight your life in your home.
We have some tips to help you move your home.
1. Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal
We always talk about this. You’ve always heard about curb appeal.
You have seconds to make an impression on people. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips:
- Power wash your siding and your walkways
- Make home numbers easy to see and light if its dark
- Landscaping is huge so plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery
- Mow your lawn and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
- Wash all of your windows
2. Strike a balance between clean and lived-in
Make your home appealing. Think vases of cut flowers, a basket of fresh farmer’s market produce on the kitchen counter or a bowl of lemons beside the sink. Think fruit bowls on the counter or banana’s on the counter. Leaving messy items around the home – such as shoes not tucked away is not the look you are trying to achieve.
3. Rearrange your furniture
We typically arrange our furniture in order to maximize tv angles. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area. Allow people to see themselves in your home enjoying family time.
4. Choose sophisticated neutral colours
Colours have a big impact on people and their emotions so choose your palette wisely. Neutral colours are always a great idea because they allow people to envision their own belongings in your home.
5. Use Spare Rooms Wisely
Spare rooms and storage ares typically become dumping grounds for extra stuff. Clean up under the stairs, spare rooms and basements.
Borrow furniture, rent items make spare rooms are an important focal part of the house. It will help with selling your home faster.
6. Make Every Room Inviting So People Explore Every Room
Pique curiosity and keep potential buyers interested throughout a whole home tour. Place items at the top of the stairs. Place decorative pieces in the corners of empty spaces. A piece of artwork, a painted accent wall, a window seat, a vase of flowers, a hanging light or even a small, colourful rug can all work to draw the eye.