Thinking about selling your home? Eliminate the clutter! Trim the bushes! Hide your collection of movie posters! Take down the family photos! Those are just a few things you can do to prepare your home for sale. Here are a few other tips and ideas for sprucing up, staging and creating a great first impression for potential homebuyers.
Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can’t see past personal artifacts and you don’t want them to be distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls and they can’t do that if yours’ are there. You want buyers to say, “I can see myself living here.”
Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Cabinets Throughout Home
Buyers love to play detective and open closets and cabinet doors. Think of the message that it sends if items fall out! This means:
Rent a Storage Unit
Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room’s purpose. Also remove large oversized furniture that can make a room appear smaller.
Make the House Dazzle
Check Curb Appeal
If a buyer doesn’t like the exterior of your home it will be difficult to get them on the inside. The exterior is the buyer’s first point of contact with your property.
Article written by AJ Roberts