Have you Googled ‘how to stage your home for sale’ and come up overwhelmed? The joys of homeownership come to a head when you decide to put it on the market. At that point, you truly no longer ‘own’ your home – it has become open season for all critics – the future buyer. Your goal is to get top dollar, as quickly as possible and enjoy the profits of the sale. Here is a series of low and no cost staging tips from a professional interior designer that are sure to boost profit and reduce days on the market.
The Kitchens and Bathrooms:
Photograph the kitchen and bathrooms with all of the lights on to see how your room will show in your listing to your buyer. If your budget requires keeping all of the existing fixtures in these rooms, if need be, take down the light fixtures and spray paint them all the same finish. Door hardware can be easily updated and faucets can be cleaned with Brasso. Backsplashes should be spotless. Remove all but the coffee maker from the kitchen counter and the soap from the bathroom sink. Old wallpaper, art and accessories should be kept to a minimum or removed. Scrub the cabinets if they are to remain and make sure the cabinets contents are neatly arranged and organized, edited of the college plastic cup collection and half-used trial sized soaps. Yes, your buyer will look in your drawers. Small bright area rugs can be placed in these areas if they match any accessories. Less is more for display in these rooms. Definitely invest in new towels if they are to be out – it goes a long way. Clean the interior of the all of the appliances as well. If the toilet will not clean-up of water stains, replace it and make sure all plumbing fixtures are leak-free. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, a professional interior designer who charges an hourly fee can come in and assist, a few dollars invested in these areas will pay off.
The home staging process can be tough, both on our time and on our wallets. Luckily, if you sell to Express Homebuyers, you don’t have to worry about it. We’ll buy your home as-is! If you want to sell your house fast in VA, MD, or DC, then give us a call today at (877) 804-5252! Check back in a few days for another home staging tip from the professionals at Reflections Interior Design!