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Home Staging Tips For A Quick Home Sale

Posted by Susanna Haynie on March 3, 2014
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home staging tips for a quick home saleMake sure to properly prepare, clean and stage your home for a quick home sale.

Statistics prove that a home that has been perfectly cleaned, updated as much as possible (colors, possibly appliances, decor) and well maintained brings the highest sales price. Be diligent, be picky and as a seller put yourself in the buyers’ shoes to see what they expect from your home.

Hiring a home inspector is money well spent. A home inspection will uncover any deferred maintenance. Budget for a roof inspection and HVAC/AC cleaning and service as well, best to have it done before the home is marketed and present the report to any potential buyers.

  1. Prepare your home on the outside to be inviting to the buyer and show off any highlights of your property. 25 Ways To Improve your Curb Appeal {Curb Appeal}
  2. Be just as diligent on the inside. Repair ANYTHING noted in the inspection report – even if it’s a very small item, and everything else that you see that has not been mentioned but shows signs of wear and tear.
  3. Deep clean all areas of the house. If necessary, have your wooden floors refinished, your carpets steam cleaned. A hand steam cleaner is particularly helpful to easily clean and restore tile and grout.
  4. Update your home as much as possible. Some things are easily done or are not too expensive but require some elbow grease:
  5. Let the sunshine in! Utilize natural light as much as possible. A large mirror can help in a small space….
  6. …that said make sure the home is properly lighted with floor lamps, ceiling lamps and lights.
  7. Make sure the home’s temperature is comfortable for buyers, nice and cozy warm on colder days, and nice and cool in summer time.
  8. Unclutter each room, remove excess furniture.
  9. Let the buyer imagine himself in your house, by de-personalizing the home. The use of each room should be clear.
  10. Pay attention to any unpleasant odors in the home. Consider removing old rugs and buy some cheap new ones. Clean cat litter boxes frequently.
  11. Rearrange your furniture  to allow a flow from room to room and hence ‘cash flow’ into your pockets. Consider renting furniture to appeal to your buyers. Consult your home staging professional.

Give me a call to receive a free professional home staging consultation for the listing of your home. or  call/text 719-321-0800