Properly preparing and staging your home is key when you are selling your house in Fort Worth. Many people think this will cost a fortune on decorations and upgrades, but there are many ways to do this without breaking the bank.
With a little time and effort, you can make your home stand out and look truly beautiful.
We’ve put together some of the best staging tips to help you sell fast! Continue reading to learn more…
Tip #1 – Remove The Clutter & Personal Items
You want the house to look like a “home” but people don’t want to see your laundry in the washer or the dirty dishes in the sink. Additionally, too many personal items can make prospective buyers feel as if they are intruding and it can also make the rooms feel smaller.
Limit photographs on walls and tables and other very personal items like computers, backpacks, paperwork, and checkbooks and purses, and instead put out some books, flowers or other interesting items. Make them feel as if it could be their home the moment they walk in the door.
You want them to feel immediately comfortable, as if it were somewhere they could see themselves living.
Tip #2 – Appeal To All The Senses
When someone comes to your home for a showing, it’s about more than what they see with their eyes. It’s also about what they feel. Emotional cues play a big role in how people will see your home and does it feel like it could be their home.
Consider playing some music softly in the background. Or maybe have a candle burning or a Glade plug-in that smells like freshly baked cookies or clean linens. Some families even set out a dish of fresh baked cookies with glasses and a pitcher of water or lemonade on the kitchen table to invite the buyers to sit and stay for a bit. You can also have a soft and cozy blanket folded up nicely on the couch.
Doing these things will make your home feel cozy, and encourage buyers to stick around for a while… possibly making you an offer!
Tip #3 – Give Each Room a Purpose
Do you have a space that is used for many things? Clean it up, and make it appear as if it only has one focus.
For example, a guest room/office can subconsciously make the homebuyer feel as if the home is cramped and lacking enough space.
Instead, make it very clear that the room is a guest bedroom OR an office. If you have an under-utilized space, consider making it something fun like a game room or library or a play room for little children.
Even if it’s not really how you use the home, creating the definition of spaces will make the buyer feel less confused about the spaces they are working with and allow them to more easily imagine themselves living there.
Tip #4 – Spend a Day Deep Cleaning and Making Small Repairs
Do you have a crooked shelf, a squeaky step, or maybe a leaky faucet? You might have small fixes such as these or others that you can make by yourself for a reasonable cost.
Some small touch-ups to paint, dings in the wall or a power wash to the driveway can really alter the appearance of the home to your prospective buyers.
Now is also the time to wipe down the baseboards, rake the leaves and get those stains out of the carpet. Remember, they will be looking in every corner of your house as they walk through.
Clean the bathroom, put out fresh towels and put down the toilet seat.
Don’t let them get so caught up looking at a wobbly fan, that they miss the beauty of your breakfast nook. You will probably find things to repair you hadn’t even noticed before!
Attention to the little details matters. Do the things most other people don’t, making your home stand out from the other homes your buyer is considering and hopefully moves yours to the top of the list for consideration.
Tip #5 – Bonus Tip – Curb Appeal
Staging tips also apply to the exterior of your home as well. After-all, if you can’t get them excited outside your home, you may not get them inside to enjoy the beauty of the home.
Powerwash the exterior of the home and walk-way, freshen up the paint especially at the front porch and front door area, clean the front porch light and replace the light bulb or the light itself, and consider changing out the door handle as well. The front entrance must feel fresh and clean to welcome the potential buyers.
Add a nice chair and table if you have room on the porch and a couple pots of color along the walkway leading up to the home to make them feel welcome and “at home” as they walk up to the front door.
Implementation of the above Staging Tips will improve the showing of your home and increase the number of excited buyers and ultimately, help get your home SOLD faster.
If you don’t have the time for the above Staging Tips and just want your house SOLD, TMC Property Solutions would love to help you sell a house anywhere in Fort Worth! To get more information, simply fill out this form, or give our office a call now! (817) 550-5069
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