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Stage Your Home for Selling Season

Selling your home is an art form that works well if done correctly. Staging your home is an important part of this process.

Open houses are a great way for many people to look at your home and consider buying it from you. One of the key ways they decide if your home is the home for them is to imagine themselves in it. This is where staging can make or break the potential sale. If potential buyers can’t imagine themselves in your home, they likely won’t make an offer. If you want to sell your home, here are a few tips that can help you make the sale.

Clean the Exterior

First impressions are important. If your house looks like the Addams Family’s home from the outside, you can bet clients will run from your home faster than the pace at which Cousin Itt’s hair grows! Trim the shrubs, mow the lawn, wash and paint the walls, and add a new doormat.

Use Natural Light

Natural light is something that homebuyers always look for when buying a home. Clean the windows and open the curtains to let the light flood the room. Natural light also makes any room look bigger, which will play to your advantage.

Feature the Home’s Best

Do you have a walk-in closet? Marble countertops, a breath-taking view from your dining room? Don’t be shy and flaunt the best things your home has to offer from the get-go. Anything that may hinder the appearance of such a feature, we suggest you move or remove it to better represent the quality of your home.

 Leave Your Pets Elsewhere

Your pet is a part of your family, not the buyers’. Make sure to deep clean any carpets and upholstery to get rid of that pet odor you have gotten used to. Additionally, leave your pets with a sitter when you show your home. A home that pleases the noses of your buyers puts you one step closer to selling your home.

Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to sell your home. We are happy to help you!

How to Stage Your Home (While You Live There)

Selling your home is an art. To stage your home is an art that you must master to give your home the best chance at being sold.

Trying to sell your home while you are still living in it can be quite the challenge. Prospective home buyers expect the home they will be looking at to be spotless because it gives them a better ability to imagine themselves living in the home. So, you can imagine that if you live in the house, it may be hard to sell due to your presence. But it’s not impossible. Here are a few tips on how you can stage your home while you live there.

  1. Put Away Your Junk
    Before you list your home on the market, go through all of your stuff and only keep what is most valuable. You do not have to throw it away–you can put it into storage–but it does have to leave your home.
  2. Go Neutral
    If you have rooms painted in bright and popping colors, consider repainting them back to their neutral colors. Whites and beiges may be dull and boring to live in, but they present your potential buyers to imagine whatever color they may think goes best with their personality and feel.
  3. Make Rooms Seem Bigger
    You can make small rooms look big by removing large pieces of furniture if, that is, you don’t need them. Placing a mirror opposite the window will also allow more light to reflect around the room which will make it look much bigger.

Staging your home while you live in it may be a bit hard to do, but you will be glad you did it when it sells quickly! Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to buy your home. We are happy to help you.