Every Seller wants their home to sell fast! There are important factors such as price and location, but just as important is CONDITION.
There is a lot of emotion in selling your home, however, you need to understand that this is now a business transaction. Your home needs to appeal to the general public. A home buyer needs to be able to see the space that the home offers and be able to picture themselves in the home. For this reason, it is crucial to have a professional HOME STAGER prepare your home for sale.
A stager will have you DE-PERSONALIZE and DE-CLUTTER your home. This will entail selling, giving away and throwing away items. If you cannot part with these things, then you need to put them in storage. The photographs and family heirlooms will need to be packed away as well so that buyers can see themselves living in the property.
You will need to go through each room and clean off counters. Items may be put in small baskets or decorative bins. It makes for a tidier look and more uniform. Clean out your refrigerator and pantry. REARRANGE all the items. This will show how meticulous you maintain your home. You may want to consider updating your appliances as well.
You will want to look at paint and flooring as well. Flooring needs to be UNIFORM so it runs fluently through the home. Mix matched floor coverings do not promote a nice FLOW. Rooms should be painted and look FRESH. The stager will recommend paint colors. This will save you time and time is our most precious commodity. The stager knows what colors will help your property POP when pictures are taken for your listing. 90% of home buyers are shopping online. If the photos do not pop, then your property will not get showings!
Closets need to be rearranged and uniform. Clothes should be hung neatly and there should be room to spare. When closets are filled to capacity, no matter the size of the closet, it appears that there is not enough closet space in the home, so make sure there is room to spare!
Go through the property and make a punch list of items that need to be corrected and then hire a contractor to make the repairs. When items are found on a home inspection, it may cause a buyer to back out of the deal or to renegotiate the price. It is best to have the home ready for sale.
Landscaping should be spruced up to give the property CURB APPEAL. The exterior paint may also have to be addressed. Simple things like washing windows inside and out help immensely in how the property shows while people are walking through the home.
Buyers in today’s market want homes that are MOVE-IN READY. By making the necessary improvements and taking time to get your property ready for the market, your time on the market will be reduced and you will get you the desired value you are looking for!