You want your home to look good to ensure the best price. But did you know that you can take this matter into your own hands for a lot less money? Set the stage for success with these tips that will change the perception of your potential buyer and make them feel welcome as they enter your home.
1. Roll out an enticing welcome mat – Put a doormat that best compliments the color of your home, of course with the word “Welcome” nicely printed on it. Never put something that is too personal because it may not match the taste of your potential buyer. Additional tip, try putting fresh plants or a simple yet beautiful bench at the entry area. This will give the impression that the house is well cared for.
2. Declutter – Make sure furniture is the right size for every rooms. Don’t clutter a room with too much furniture. Potential buyer needs to feel that they can easily fit all their belongings and be well organized.
3. Smell/Odor – First thing first, remove anything that can be a source of bad odor – cooked food, pets, mold, including dusty air vents. Use scented candle or oil plug-ins during your home showing.
4.Depersonalize – Potential buyer should be able to envision themselves in your home. Get rid of of any family photos. Put away toys because they can still be considered personal items. And try to pick up your collections.
Staging is fun! Do your best to emphasize your home’s best feature. But don’t spend too much on this process. Follow these simple tips and you can be sure of a good result. Good luck!