Saturday, January 7, 2017

How to Stage Your Home to Sell

Selling your home involves far more than putting up a for sale sign and waiting for the buyers to walk in. You need to make your home attractive to potential buyers so that they feel compelled to purchase your property. The good news is that if your home is in reasonable shape and current when it comes to its appearance, the steps you need to take in presenting it properly will be inexpensive and highly effective.

Here are five tips that you need to put on your to-do list so that your home will be the most presentable when it comes to influencing potential buyers.

Clean Up The Clutter

First and most importantly, clear away all the clutter from the outside and inside of your home. You want your property to look as new and clean as possible so that it creates the right impression. Start with the outside by removing anything that is unsightly, mowing the lawn, and clearing away the trash. Clean the house properly and create as much open space as possible.

Get A Fresh Coat of Paint

If your home has not been painted in several years, a fresh coat can do wonders for selling your property. Not only with a new coat of paint make your home look new, the faint smell of fresh paint is like a new car smell. It subconsciously influences potential buyers into thinking that your home is new. This provides an added incentive to purchase.

Remove All Personal Belongings

Anything like family pictures, artwork, and things that are associated with you or your family on a personal level should be removed. This is because buyers should see your home as a blank canvas that they can make into their own. By having pictures of your family on the walls, knick-knacks, and other personal items, it makes them feel like visitors when they should feel like new owners. So, be sure to remove all items that are associated with you and your family.

Clean Up The Kitchen & Bathroom

While extensive renovations are not recommended, if you were to focus on two areas of your home that helps make it sell, the kitchen and bathroom would be the top choices. You will notice that most potential buyers make a bee line straight to the bathroom and kitchen when entering your home. Be sure that these rooms are in tip-top shape. Both rooms should be spotless. In the bathroom, you are focusing on clean surface areas. Any renovations that you are considering should make substantial improvements.

Inspect Before Presentation

It is important that you look at your home from the buyer’s perspective. So, once you have made the basic changes step back and look at your home to see if anything stands out. You do not need to be overly picky, but if there is something that does not look right or needs attention, it is best to do it before you open your home to potential buyers rather than try to explain afterwards.

Sigal Dagan is the top Miami Beach Real Estate Agent. Looking to sell your home? Call 786-797-9088.

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