So you’ve decided that it’s time for you to put your house on the market. After you’ve found the perfect real estate agent to work with and figured out the best price, it’s time for you to make sure that your house is attractive to anyone who’ll be dropping by for a look.
Staging is one of the best ways to do this. Aside from making sure your house is clean and clutter-free, you want to show it off in a way that helps people see its potential. Here are some effective staging tips that will make potential buyers fall in love with your home.
Play up your home’s curb appeal
In this case, looks are everything. You want people to immediately be charmed by your house at first glance that they just have to stop and check it out. Keep your wall sidings and walkways clean, and replace your mailbox if it’s old and rusted. Spruce it all up with greenery and flowers, and if you have a lawn, make sure it’s well maintained.
Use neutral colors
Your home should appeal to every taste or at least provide a blank slate on which potential homebuyers can envision their design ideas. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it up in all white. Consider other neutral colors like beige, light gray, or a soft pastel. Save the bold, bright colors and patterns for your next home.
Show off all that storage space
Storage and closet space are major deal breakers for many buyers. You’ll have to get rid of any excess items you may have or store them elsewhere while your home is on display. Professional home stagers suggest getting rid of at least a third of the stuff you keep in your drawers, cabinets, and closets to make these storage spaces appear roomier.
Give your extra rooms a purpose
Extra bedrooms could be more than a nursery or a guest room. You can transform your extra rooms into an office, a workout spot, or even a library. This will help people visualize every possibility for the space.
Set the scene
Staging goes beyond just about making your home look good; it should also tell a relatable story. For your dining room, you can put out some attractive place settings on the table and create the feel of an intimate dinner. For your living room, you can arrange plush pillows and a throw blanket on the couch for a cozy feel, and perhaps even add a tea service for the full effect. For your bathroom, you could make it look like a relaxing haven by adding a pile of fluffy, color-coordinated towels, a row of matching products, and a mildly scented candle.
Cleaning up and making necessary repairs are just the first step to getting your house ready for showing. These staging tips will take you another step further to making sure it gets sold.
Look to the real estate experts at California Lifestyle Realty to help you sell your house. And if you’re in the market for a house, they’ll help you find the property of your dreams among all the homes for sale in La Quinta, CA. Get in touch at 760.567.7822 or at okeefe(dotted)kathleen(at)gmail(dotted)com.