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.
Freshening up your curb appeal is most important in the staging process.
Most of us have accumulated furniture and accessories on our exterior, as well as a few weeds. Note on an exterior photo any landscaping that needs trimming, edging, grass that might need a homeowner supplied weed treatment, peeling paint, any shutters or trim out of alignment, furniture that might be out of place, planters that need fresh flowers and light fixtures that need polishing. The exterior photograph of your listing will draw people in. By photographing this yourself, you see how your home will reveal itself on a computer screen to potential buyers. Even for a winter sale there are grasses or seasonal flowers you can put into planters to freshen the front porch. Remove clutter and touch up the paint (a store can match the color using a peeled chip from the home exterior), create a furniture grouping centered on any deck and patio and if need be – purchase a new umbrella for the patio table. Remove pet and children’s clutter, mend fences and keep the grass trim and raked of leaves and clippings – even in winter. Wash the windows, match all of the draperies in the front windows, and draw open as many as possible. Ferns are a wonderful inexpensive exterior accessory for spring – fall. Curb appeal is number one in the staging process for sale.
Do you not have time to give your home the curb appeal it needs for the market? Do you simply want to sell your house fast? Express Homebuyers will buy your home in DC, MD, or VA in just 7 days! We’ll even take care of any repairs, renovations, or paint jobs it needs! Check back soon for even more staging tips from the professionals at Reflections Interior Design.