If you didn’t know, love at first site exists in real estate. The way you stage your house determines how fast it gets off of the shelf. If you are a real estate investor or a home owner interested in selling your house, here are awesome tips on how to stage your house for a fast sale:
Make the home spotless
This is a no brainer. Who is going to buy a dirty house? To create a great first impression you need to ensure that your home is clean. This calls for you to clean windows, floor, counters, ceiling and other fixtures. If the house is too big, chances are that you can’t clean it on your own. The safe way of going about it is hiring a cleaning company to help you out.
Maintain the yard
There is nothing that screams „bargain“ like an unkempt yard. You should cut down the glass and trim the flowers. You should also update the yard furniture.
Get rid of clutter
It’s easy to hold onto personal effects such as pictures. Remember that the homebuyer isn’t interested on your personal likes thus you should get rid of them. The personal effects also tend to clutter the place hiding the attractive areas of the house.
The rule of thumb that you should follow is to eliminate anything that doesn’t add value to the homebuyer.
A home buyer may not be interested in buying the house at first, but when he/she tours the entire house he/she might change his/her mind. To encourage the buyer to tour the entire house you should incite curiosity by placing interesting items in the hallway, corners and even at the top of the stairs.
Great items that you should consider include: painted accent walls, flower vases and light fixtures.
Keep the house smelling great
Unpleasant odors will scare the buyers away; therefore, you should ensure that your home smells great. If you have pets you should steam clean the carpets. You should also ensure that you clean all the dirty clothes that might be in the house.
To maintain good smell you should avoid cooking your food with strong spices during the days of showings. A cheap and effective way of creating a great smell is using candles. The smell of fresh cooking is popular, but you can also light a vanilla candle.
Paint the rooms
If the paint in the house has faded you should consider repainting it. Repainting shows that you have invested in the property. In addition to painting you should also fix wall holes, light fixtures and windows.
Open the closets
Buyers want enough storage space and many won’t buy a house if it doesn’t have enough space. Even if you have a lot of things to store, you should remove them in order to create the impression of „plenty of room.“
These are just a few tips on how to stage your home for sale. By putting the above tips into place you will not only sell your house fast, you will also sell it at a high price.