If you are looking to sell your home, highlighting the features of your home is very important. The term home staging simply means preparing your home for sale. Homes that have been staged, look well cared for and this will often sell a home more quickly.
Buyers quickly form an impression of your home, and likely they are seeing more than one home. So during the time that they spend in your home, you want to give them the best impression you can.
Outside the Home
Do a walk around the outside of your house, and ask yourself these questions.
How does it look from the road?
What can you do to enhance the ‘curb appeal’ of your home?
Here are some suggestions.
The same care is also needed in your back yard.
Buyers want to visualize your house being their home. It is difficult for them to do this with all your personal items on display throughout the home. Family photos and memorabilia can be packed away.
Pack up anything that is sitting on countertops, tables or other flat surfaces. Pack up anything you don’t use on a daily basis. Rather than have boxes stored throughout the house, locate a storage area in your basement or garage and neatly store all your packed boxes.
Do a walk through your home
Check for doors that don’t shut properly, windows that don’t close properly, broken handles in cabinetry, look for anything that doesn’t work perfectly and repair.
Listen to your agent
Find an experienced agent, who has a successful track record in selling homes and listen to any recommendations. Find an agent you can trust and follow his advice.