Preparing Your Home
You can help get the results you want by staging your home. Staging is not about redecorating your entire home. It is about rearranging what you do have and making a few improvements to appeal to more buyers.
If you don’t want to do this yourself, ask Judy to recommend a professional stager. It can pay for itself by helping sell your home more quickly and for a better price. Staging your home is always less expensive than your first price reduction.
In a controlled test, staged homes sold on average in half the time of unstated homes.
-Real Estate Staging Association
A staged home will sell, on average, for 17% more than an unstaged home.
– U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Here are a few ideas to make this process easier.
The #1 rule in staging is to de-personalize. Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms.
Almost every home shows better with less furniture.
Rearrange Closets and Cabinets
Buyers will open closets, kitchen and medicine cabinets.
Remove favorite items
If you’re going to take window coverings or fixtures with you, remove them now. If buyers don’t see something, they won’t want it as part of the deal.
Make Minor Repairs
Consider painting the walls neutral colors
Create Great Curb Appeal
If buyers won’t get out of the car because they don’t like the exterior, you’ll never get them inside
Make the House Shine
Showing Your Home
If the house looks comfortable, but not personal, you are almost done.