Written by Nicole Regan
It’s time to find your dream house but there’s just ONE thing standing in your way: selling your old home. So how do you stage your current home to make it photo ready? Glad you asked!
Here are 5 simple tips to make your home full-price listing worthy:
When we were house hunting, we were naturally drawn to clean and well-organized homes.
As soon as you decide to sell, start decluttering. The easiest way? Secure a storage unit. All those things you’re not using take up valuable real estate, making your home feel smaller than it really is. Packing items in a storage unit before listing will not only help sell your place, but also make packing easier once your offer is solidified. Your home will feel spacious and open, especially in photos and showings.
Curate Your Home
Do you have different styles, patterns, and colors under one roof? If so, it may confuse and distract buyers from the bones of your home. One way to keep buyers on track is to ensure everything is cohesive and flows.
This may mean storing away unique or outdated furniture, re-painting walls or even rearranging furniture. Not everyone will be a fan of your plush shag rug or crazily-printed wallpaper. So make sure you appeal to the masses when deciding what to show.
Clean Out Your Closets
If your closets are bursting at the seams, how will potential buyers know how much storage your home has? Winter coats stuffed in the corner and jam-packed shelves won’t impress anyone. It makes your home feel smaller than it actually is.
To best showcase your storage space, pack away all out-of-season clothes (this should be almost half your wardrobe!) Hang remaining clothes on matching hangers, all facing the same direction, and clear clutter from floors and closet shelves.
When doing this, you’re again getting ahead on packing, which is a major bonus if you sell your house quickly.
One of the keys to a quick sale is making buyers feel like your house could be their own. Depersonalize by packing away certain collections, photos, and mementos that may be distracting. If your office has memorabilia of your favorite sports team, consider replacing the jersey hanging on the wall with an abstract painting.
When people can imagine themselves living in your home, they are more likely to put in an offer quickly.
Increase Curb Appeal
When people see your home for the first time, you want to ensure they don’t drive away before stepping foot in the house.
Creating curb appeal is easy to do and you can find our best tips here. If the outside of your home looks inviting, people will be eager to see what they will find inside.
By following these simple tips, you’ll have your home showing-ready in no time.