When you have to decide what to invest in when you’re selling a house, it’s essential to understand what will make you the most money.
Sometimes the simplest things, like staging your house correctly, can have a much more significant impact on the final amount you close the deal on, compared to invest thousands in a kitchen remodel.
But selling a property is a complicated process (you can read more about it on We Buy CLE website, as they’re experts in this), that’s why we decided to focus exclusively on the topic of how you can stage your house or apartment like a professional. So, without any further ado, let’s get straight to the point.
Make sure everything is decluttered, and your property is squeaky clean.
No one wants to go to an open house and feel like they weren’t expected. You have to make sure your home is squeaky clean. Book a professional to clean the house if you have to.
And, if possible, clean high-traffic areas once a day. That way, you’ll be sure there aren’t any situations where potential buyers are met with a less than satisfactory experience.
Not only that, but you’ll have to get rid of any clutter around the house. Make it as clutter-free and as open as possible.
Remove everything that may make a potential buyer feel like they’re in someone else’s home.
One of the most important things you have to do right is to depersonalize the living space. That means you have to take down any family portraits you have and remove any personal photos from picture frames.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use picture frames as part of the decoration used in the staging. You can. Just make sure they have the stock photos they come with from the shop.
After all, the goal of staging a home is to help a buyer feel more at home. It has to tickle their imagination and help them picture themselves living in the property.
Give dirty walls a fresh lick of paint to freshen up the living space.
Maybe one of the cheapest upgrades you can do to make your home more welcoming and looking like no one has lived there before is to give walls a fresh coat of paint.
We’d advise sticking with neutral and light colors, but if you’re extra good at interior design and you just have a natural feel about making a home more welcoming, you can experiment with colors.
Take full advantage of your property’s natural lighting.
Using the natural lighting of any property will make the room feel more spacious. Not only that, but you’re indirectly showing one of the biggest strengths of the property.
And if for any reason the lighting coming in from the windows isn’t enough, definitely invest in bright bulbs that will showcase the property in its full light (pun intended).
Staging a house is a difficult process. But what it takes in time and labor, it makes in helping you sell your home faster and for a better price.0