Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring or summer? If you have plans to sell your home, it is likely that you have already begun thinking about how you will go about this process.
With many decision hopefully already out of the way, you can now solely focus your attention on how best to sell your home. This of course includes, how you can stage your home to attract more buyers. Here are 5 simple and inexpensive tips you can follow to effectively stage your home to sell.
Tip #1: De-Cluttering Your Home
The first step to staging your home is to perform some decluttering. This can include getting rid of unnecessary household items altogether as well as simply storing certain items that you don’t really need at the moment out of sight. For the first option you can donate or even sell certain household items. Alternatively, you can pack and store them in a basement or an attic or even a rented storage space for a short amount of time.
Ultimately, whatever you decide to do, since home buyers do have a tendency to view home interiors more favourably if they are free of clutter as well as not having too many personal touches such as family photos and nick-knacks, this can allow them to make more of a connection with the home and more easily envision their own belongings in the home. When all is said and done, by following this tip, you are more likely to entice home buyers.
Tip #2: Rearranging Furniture
While you de-clutter your home you can also look to rearrange your furniture to achieve a similar effect. For example, by moving your furniture into certain groupings, you can make the spaces appear much larger. Having your furniture such as your couches and chairs arranged into smaller conversational pairings and groups, you can open up these rooms much more effectively.
You can also highlight certain furniture pieces such as antique desks and tables by strategically placing them by windows or in between other pieces of more functional furniture. In the end, be sure not to have too much furniture so the the rooms feel more closed in. The act of removing as well as simply rearranging your furniture can make a huge difference in your home’s appearance as well as costing you little to nothing.
Tip #3: Painting Rooms
Also in order to make your home seem larger and more inviting, you can be selective in the paint colours you choose. For example, lighter neutral colours can make smaller rooms seem bigger and brighter. You can also match the colour of your walls to your curtains and blinds, so that the space also appears larger in the process.
Neutral colours such as tans and soft greens and blues can also make your home feel warm and cozy. While painting the walls may cost some money, you can choose a couple of rooms to highlight in this way and at the same time impress buyers with the style and warmth of your home.
Tip #4: Choosing the Right Accessories
In addition to de-cluttering, rearranging, and painting, you can also look to accessorize your home in the right way as this will ensure your home is presented in a stylish and orderly manner. Certain pieces of artwork, such as paintings and other artwork can be chosen so that they will add to the class of your space as well as highlight each room.
When choosing and arranging this artwork, position is important and should be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. By doing so, you can entice buyers with the detail and elegance of each room.
Tip #5: Using Floral Touches
One final touch you can make when staging your home is including the presence of floral arrangements in and outside of your home. Fresh flowers sitting alone on a table or counter can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as being a fragrant and effective way to make a home feel more like a home without having too many personal items and clutter.
If you are selling your home in the spring and summer months, it also helps to have gardens and flowers outside of the house that are well maintained and attractive.
Staging your home does not mean you should have to significantly increase your expenses. Instead look for some manageable and affordable ways to highlight your home to the best of your ability. Also look to attract home buyers by touching up a few areas as well by shining a light on the many attributes your home already possesses.