Selling your home is often an exciting but challenging experience. The housing market is a competitive space so you will need to stand out in order to attract potential buyers. Here are some tips to help you stage your home and make it look its best.
Potential buyers like to be able to see themselves living in a space. To give the best impression, declutter your home before you start accepting viewings.
You should also try to take out any personal items. Again, this allows the space to be a blank canvas for potential buyers. If you are still living there you could always pop photos and mementos in a box and get them back out after.
This may seem like common sense but a clean and looked-after home makes a difference in how potential homeowners perceive your property from the off.
Spend some time cleaning every nook and cranny – you never know where potential buyers may look! Don’t neglect the outside of your house as well. First impressions are telling so curb appeal is worth remembering. Clean your windows and sweep your driveway to get rid of any leaves and debris.
A lick of paint can do wonders and is great for brightening up a tired-looking room. Neutral colours such as whites, greys or beige can help to create a clean and inviting space. This also helps viewers to imagine their own possessions in the rooms, almost like a blank canvas.
When it comes to furniture, less is more. This is especially true in the world of staging. When you are living in a space furniture is a great way to showcase your style and personality.
In staging, however, you should remove bulky pieces. This is a great way to help a room feel open and spacious.
Accessorising can be tricky if you are trying to entice buyers to seal the deal on your home. You want to have small touches of colour in your cushions or rugs. For the walls, some tasteful artwork can go a long way to making a home feel classy and luxurious.
Clever accessories can help a home to feel lived in, cared for and desirable – all things that will appeal to prospective buyers.
Part of your accessorizing could be some scented candles. Not only will they look good, the smell coming from them will waft all over the house.
Subtle, neutral scents such as linen or citrus will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If you are a whizz in the kitchen, the smell of fresh bread or cookies can also linger in viewers’ minds and leave them wanting to see your home again