Preparing Your Home

Now that you have made the decision to sell it is important to showcase your home’s best assets and capitalize on them. Making a favorable impression on potential buyers helps to attain the best value for your home. The good news is there is some science as to why home staging works; atmospheric factors such as cleanliness, layout, lighting and scent have a positive influence on buyers. Set the stage for success with these tips to whip your home into shape!

Put Your Buyer’s Hat On

Walk through your home like it is the first time. Make notes on what you notice as if you are the buyer, then draw up a to do list that is focused on resale value.

Plan Your Home Improvements

From touch ups to rebuilds, this could mean anything from fixing the front steps to a quick repaint.

Start Packing and Decluttering

Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items. Organize closets and drawers. Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space.

Clean, Clean, and Clean Some More

When buyers walk through the front door, greet them with a sparkling clean home. If you are not prepared to do a thorough cleaning you may want to look at hiring a cleaning service. Dirty homes and odors negatively impact a buyer’s perception of your home.

Set the Stage

Think of it as a creative inexpensive facelift for your home.

Improve Curb Appeal

You want prospective buyers to experience love at first sight when they visit your home.

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