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In 2017, the national home sales activity for December was up 4.1 percent compared to the previous year. Despite this rise, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to sell your home. It must be staged to sell, which, in turn, increases its potential sales value.
Other home-staging benefits include making marketing easier and standing out among neighbourhood competitors. It also allows you to increase the price of the home. Moreover, it provides great value to the incoming homeowner. This is a win-win for both of you.
With such great benefits, it would be remiss if you didn’t know how to go about this process. Keep reading to learn the best staged to sell techniques.
Many people fear the extra cost of home staging. Yet, they shouldn’t be. The returns on this small investment are worth it.
Here are a few staged to sell techniques you can apply:
After many years of use, your home may be looking a bit dull. A fresh coat of paint can make the place seem amazing. You can use colour to affect how people are feeling.
Cool colours like blue and light purple create a feeling of calm. Warm colours like red and yellow are exciting. Be careful not to overdo it with either the cool or warm colours. Find a balance between the two.
Remember, you should avoid black at all costs. While interior designers know how to use black in the home, it still evokes feelings of grief. That’s not the feeling you want to inspire in potential homeowners.
There’s something stifling about clutter. Thus, make sure you clear unnecessary clutter in the home before the buyers show up. It also makes the place look smaller and messy. People want a lot of space.
Clean the home thoroughly. Remove all dirt and clear out any pest infestations. Make sure the place smells nice as well. Your goal is to appeal to all the senses of the potential buyer.
Make sure there is enough light in the home when buyers arrive. Open up the windows and curtains to allow light to enter. In other areas, switch on the bulbs. You can also use the lighting as an opportunity to attract eco-conscious buyers. Go out and buy an LED eco-light and tout it to the visitors.
Nothing is perfect. As such, if you try to present your home as being perfect, you might make buyers suspicious. If they think you are hiding something, they won’t trust you enough to buy from you. Thus, as you clear up the clutter and clean the home, make sure you don’t overdo it. The area must create the sense that someone lives here. It is a “home” after all.
Last, don’t forget the outdoors. That place makes the first impression on the buyer. Clean the yard, plant a few flowers, and make sure the porch looks nice.
Staging homes is one of the keys to selling faster. When the customer looks around, they can imagine already living there. The techniques above will help you balance between marketing and saving money.
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