When getting ready to sell your Fleetwood real estate, first impressions are everything. As much as we would love to think that people can see through imperfections to the potential underneath, people do judge books by their covers. Staging your home will ensure that you get the most interest from potential buyers to sell your home quickly. Here are a few easy home staging ideas.
Pack Up the Personal Goods
You are preparing to move anyway, so now is the perfect time to start packing. Any personal knick-knacks or items that are tied to your personal sense of style should be packed and stored away. These items might mean the world to you, but it is important to remember that you are showing off your home’s potential, not your sense of style.
Photos and artwork, especially, should be taken down and packed away, as should items that are heirlooms. If you leave any decorations up, make sure they are traditional, classic, and have broad appeal.
Clear the Clutter
While you are un-decorating your home, clear out the clutter. This will allow potential buyers to see the bones of the home and view it as a blank canvas they can see themselves occupying. This is difficult when you are emotionally attached to your things, but focus on a blank and bare floor plan. It’s a temporary arrangement; you’ll be able to pull your things back out when you move into your new space.
Make it Neutral
Be sure that each room shows off its purpose and is arranged for the best flow. In addition, consider giving the place a paint job. Use neutral colors and earth tones to give off the best vibe. Take the opportunity to fill and spackle settlement cracks and get rid of limited-appeal features like texture paint and popcorn ceilings. This takes some effort, but it will make your whole home feel clean and new. You may also consider bringing in professionals to replace those old, dirty carpets with something fresh.
Clean and Freshen
Give the entire house a thorough scrub-down. Dust all of the furniture, walls, ceilings and corners. Deodorize the home using scented candles, plug-in or even spray air fresheners. Stay on top of the cleanliness until the home is sold. No matter the age of your home or how high-end it may be, keep it feeling like it is brand new.
The exterior of your house is truly the cover by which your book will be judged. Keep your lawn neatly manicured and cut. Be sure the flower beds are free of weeds and arranged with bright, colorful flowers. Trim the hedges and keep the driveway and sidewalk clear of clutter. Be sure the house number can be seen from the street. If necessary, bring in professionals to pressure wash the home’s exterior so that it looks bright and new.
If you are looking to sell your Fleetwood home, check out our sellers’ page and contact us to get started today!