You might not know what staging your home is if you have not visited a real estate agent to sell your home. When you are in the market to sell your home you will find this phrase being bandied about a lot. Every real estate agent swears by it and people who have sold their homes quickly make it a point to tell one and all that the reason for the quick sale was due to staging the home. Now that we know that staging a home is important, let us see how we can go about it:
Firstly you need to think like a buyer and not like a seller. This is the most important part of staging a home. Now you should look at your home from a buyer’s point of view. Look at your curb do you like it now, do you feel that it can be better. If you feel that it should be better then set about doing it immediately. Mow the lawn and clear the path, if needed you can add flowering plants to the path so that they look good. If the garage door is not proper mend it and if it needs a coat of paint get it painted, these are just some small expenses but you will get good returns for them. If the outer part of the house needs painting do it and do not forget the main door, if it needs a coat of paint then get it done.
The living room is another room that needs to attract the buyer. If the living room seems as if there is no place to move then you need to remove a few items from the room. The buyer would like to see their furniture in the mind’s eye when they view your living room, so get your furniture stored in a storage unit. Just find storage units near you and rent them. Keep all the excess furniture there and that’s it.
The house needs to have a lot of natural light filtering in, if anything is blocking natural light from coming in, then remove it. The same goes for air, the air should be able to pass through easily and nothing should block the air movement.
The kitchen is another room that a buyer loves to check. Check all the appliances and ensure that they are in working condition. Check that the kitchen faucet is not dripping, if it is get it fixed. If any appliance is not working get it fixed. If possible bake some cookies when a prospective buyer is supposed to arrive. The good smell of baking will make the buyer feel at home and when you offer them tasty cookies the deal is mostly good as done.
These are some of the steps to stage a home. When you think like a buyer you will make the necessary changes and the buyer will be happy to buy a home and you will make your sale quickly.