If you’re selling your home, why not use some of the proven home staging strategies to make your home even more appealing to buyers? Remember to declutter, clean, repair, depersonalize and decorate!
Before you get started, imagine a potential buyer who is having a hard time picturing themselves living in a space that is too cluttered. While you have this image in the back of your head, go through every room and see what can be put away, stored in your basement or thrown away. Remember the idea of decluttering your house is to highlight each room and create an airy and uncluttered space. Helpful hint – when you are going through this process make sure you have some cardboard boxes and garbage bags.
Clean the House
It is hard to sell a home that does not smell fresh. Go through the house and dust all the rooms, wash the floors and windows, make the beds in the house and tidy up the closets. If you want your home to stay clean it is best to do these tasks regularly, while you must make your bed daily, you can get away with cleaning your closets and tiles monthly.
Repair the Walls, Ceiling and Floors
There is no need to start a large-scale renovation project, but it is helpful to have a few repairs done. When it comes to potential buyers, you want them to visualize themselves living in your home. When you are doing this go through each room in the house and repair the walls, ceiling and floors. Fill any holes, repaint the walls, door frames or change the floor covering. The main goal of this is to make all the rooms in the house appear uniform and give off a feeling of freshness.
Depersonalize the Rooms
Remember to take a critical look at your home and remind yourself that the main goal is to have potential buyers identify with your home. Keep the rooms in your house neutral by removing family photos, toys, collections, etc.
Choose a Modern Decor
To make sure that visitors and potential buyers feel at home in your house, choose light colours, such as white, light grey or beige. When decorating the rooms remember to select a few decorative items, without spending too much money on them. Change an old curtain, remove old carpeting and opt for simple items such as a mirror, candle or green plant.