If you are a fan of those popular home improvement shows you are probably aware of the importance of staging your home for sale. Stop waiting for a TV crew to show up and help. You can do it on your own. Here are some simple tips to make people think you hired a professional to stage your home:
Get rid of extra clutter. You want a potential buyer’s eyes to move easily from one side of the room to the other. You don’t want them to be distracted by stacks of papers or dust on the mantel. They should have enough empty space to imagine their own belongings in the room.
Get organized. Once you got rid of the extra clutter and knick-knacks organize what has made the cut. The idea of staging is to include minimal accents. Built-in storage systems are perfect for getting offices organized. You can also invest in some inexpensive plastic tubs to store extra clothes or seasonal decorations. Just remember to label them.
Clean. Really get in there and clean everything. Your home needs to both look and smell extremely clean. Get out the mop, vacuum and elbow grease to wash off every surface – walls to floor.
Touch up paint so there are no nicks or dings. Maybe even consider repainting a room to a fresher or cleaner color.
Make sure the room looks like what it’s supposed to be used for. Don’t have your extra bedroom look like your craft room. If buyers come to see a three-bedroom house, they want to see three bedrooms.
Create ambience. Make the buyer feel all warm and fuzzy inside when they look at your property. This might mean a cool modern atmosphere with great lighting, but most likely means warm and homey. Use vanilla candles, fresh baked cookies, lit fireplace and area rugs. Also stage the living spaces like you were just about to use it – set the table, for example.
There are many more tips and tricks for staging your home to impress the buyer. We are local real estate agents in the Erath County area. If you are interested in buying or selling a home here we would love to help.
“Jamie Stockstill held my hand through the entire process. Being a first time home buyer I had a million questions but she was always there, no matter what time of day, to answer my calls or texts. I always felt like she was working for my best interest. I will recommend her to anyone I come across looking to buy or sell.”
“Terry Childers was extremely helpful, reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We had some bad luck while house hunting but Terry was persistent and never let up. He went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. If we ever sell or buy again Terry is our only choice.”
“Eric & Jamie Hayden were great to work with. They are very responsive and know the area well. They have a great team around them that made the process of selling very easy. We were out of state during the sale and they went above and beyond to assist in coordinating with us. Definitely recommend!”
“Cindy Carrell is an amazing realtor! Cindy did an excellent job marketing our home & successfully helping it to sell for exactly what we wanted and in under 60 days. Cindy is professional and a pleasure to work with. She is prompt to answer questions and to help resolve those situations that arise while selling and buying a home. Cindy also helped us find our forever home within a week of listing our house. If you are looking for a realtor Cindy is an excellent choice!”
Cindy Carrell is an amazing realtor!
“Desiree Bridges went above and beyond to help us first time home buyers go through the, at times stressful, process. She constantly followed up on items and helped us stay on track, along with the bank and seller. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She took our complete lack of real estate knowledge in stride and answered every question. We never had to worry that something was slipping through the cracks on her end. And now we are satisfied home owners. Highly recommend and if I were gonna to buy another one I’d go with Miss Desiree again at Hayden Real Estate!!”