Staging is key to selling your home. So, you need to declutter, clean and stage your home to reel in buyers for the best price. Therefore, I have some advice about staging your home to help you get the most from the sale.
Before you place your home on the market, you should have a pre-inspection done. Some companies like Paul Davis Restoration will do a free pre-inspection. You will also need to have a company come out and do a termite inspection if your home is not monitored on a regular basis. The inspections are important because they will help you identify problems and potential problems. This will help ensure that your potential buyers don’t reject your home later.
Home improvements may be good to think about. Many new buyers expect home improvements as part of the standard feature. Home improvements that buyers love include hardwood floors, granite countertops, upscale appliances, and more. Home improvements will also keep you ahead of your competition. If you ask, your agent should be able to tell you what features recently sold homes in your area had so you will know what you need.
Many agents have access to trusted stagers. You can expect to get advice about staging your home and spiffing it up to sell quick and for what you need. If you want to go it alone you will need to create space by removing enough furniture so the room doesn’t look over crowded. You can expect to spend $1,000+ on home staging, but some agents provide this service for free.
Some items to keep in mind that turn buyers off include:
* Unique granite – You don’t want to add very colorful granite. Keep it as neutral as possible.
* Brass fixtures – This includes everything from chandeliers to switchplates; a big turn off.
* Vanity Strips – The long vanity strip above the bathroom mirror is a turn off. Most buyers prefer glass shades and sconces.
* Crystal faucet fixtures – These day’s buyers like brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze and chrome.