When selling a home, the majority of homeowners tend to stay in the dwelling at least until a solid offer is made from a sure-thing buyer. This means that the process of staging a home will differ somewhat from the process when the home is unoccupied. Here's what sellers should know to boost buyer interest through proper staging techniques for when potential buyers come in for home showings.
Spruce Up Exteriors
As the first impression potential buyers get, the exterior of the home should be as pristine as possible. Trees, hedges, lawns and plants must be well-maintained, as should the swimming pool or hot tub if present. It may be wise to hire a landscaper or pool professional to assist with these tasks. Be sure to clean sidewalks, windows, and the siding of the home thoroughly, and a pressure washer can be a huge help in making these areas look almost new again.
Declutter and Clean
With a move likely pending, now is the time to declutter the home and get rid of the junk and anything not coming along to the new abode. Remove any personal pictures while decluttering, as buyers want to picture themselves in the home. Clean all appliances to a spot-shine finish, pay special attention in bathrooms help restore floors to their original beauty with professional or self-performed steam cleaning throughout.
Deodorize the Home
Nothing might send a buyer running for their vehicle faster than walking into a smelly home. Pet owners and indoor smokers are most likely to have an odorous home, but they may not notice it because they're accustomed to the smell. Take extra steps to deodorize the house from these stubborn odors including adding plants that can improve indoor air quality. Don't forget to clean the garbage disposal, take out the trash and light candles or bake a sweet treat to mask mild odors.
Set the Stage for Success with Furnishings
Furniture shouldn't be too large for a room nor should there be too much of, it in order to avoid making spaces feel smaller. Choose clean, modern and streamlined pieces to allow the home's beauty to shine through, even if renting furniture is necessary. Arrange furnishings in such a way that makes each room feel more open and inviting. There are home staging professionals who have mastered this art, so employing an expert might be a smart move when selling your Helmetta home.
For additional home staging and selling tips, contact a local real estate professional near you today.