In today’s competitive housing market, your home needs to make positive, lasting first impressions on buyers, otherwise it won’t sell. How’s this possible? With home staging, of course!
But home staging isn’t as simple as tidying up the place while adding a few new decorations. No, staging is what you do to make your home stand out, and there are specific do’s and don’ts you need to follow to stage properly.
These do’s and don’ts are what we cover throughout the sections below, so if you’re interested in learning about what they are, read on!
Depersonalize & Declutter
Depersonalizing and decluttering are the beginning steps of home staging. You need to get rid of junk and personal items so your home doesn’t look cluttered. You want buyers to be able to envision living there, and they won’t be able to with your personal items everywhere.
Since it’s the first thing buyers will see when they pull up to your property for an open house, you need to get your lawn cleaned up. Cut the grass, mulch your flower beds, and trim any trees and bushes.
Also, consider pressure washing your home’s exterior, as well as the driveway.
Emphasize Your Home’s Best Features
Every house has distinctive qualities that set it apart. Make sure you draw attention to these elements while staging. If your home has a lovely fireplace, for example, make this the focal point.
Don’t Use Too Many Decorations
It’s easy to go overboard with decorations. That said, you need to keep things tasteful. Use a couple throw pillows and a vase with fresh flowers. Avoid decorating the space with too many items; they’ll make the space seem crowded.
Don’t Leave A Personal Touch Behind
Most buyers want a blank property, i.e. they don’t want a home that looks like it was built with another person’s tastes in mind. Remember: If buyers cannot see themselves living in your home, it’ll take longer to sell!
Don’t Cover Up Potential Issues
Covering up the issues your home has may be tempting, but it’s not wise to do this. If your home has issues, be honest about these. A buyer may be willing to buy your home even though it’s damaged, and being transparent may help you close a sale (in this case).
Need A Plan B?
Sure, staging your home can attract more buyers and help you sell for top dollar, but it costs a pretty penny and doesn’t guarantee awesome results.
If staging is something you’d rather avoid when it’s time to sell a house fast in Largo, then consider selling it for cash. This way, you don’t have to spend a cent on staging, and you can close a deal quickly, i.e. in 30 days or less.
At SEP Home Buyers, we buy houses in Largo as is, and we don’t charge commissions. Plus, we pay sellers’ closing costs. Get in touch with us now to learn how you can take advantage of our stress-free selling process.