Selling a home can be a daunting task. It's high stress trying to find your new forever home, but then you have to worry about your own home selling, unless you can afford to pay for two mortgages at once (which most people cannot). Finding the right real estate agent to help you market your home will help make things easier on you. Staging your home is a great way to help make your home look more appealing to a potential buyer. See below for some home staging tips to help sell your home.
Clean Out Clutter
Remove as much clutter around your home as possible. It doesn't necessarily need to be empty, but clearing out paperwork, magazine stacks, collectibles and family photos you have hanging up will help a potential buyer see themselves and their own belongings living in your home. Clear out as much as you can including some furniture to clear up space and to make your home appear larger.
If you have holes in the walls (including tiny holes from nails), make repairs to these so a potential buyer doesn't see them. It may seem small and insignificant, but it may be a turnoff to a potential buyer. Make other repairs such as repairing window screens and making sure each window has a screen. Make repairs in siding and to the driveway if need be. Remove moldy/mildewy caulking around the bathtub/shower and re-caulk these areas. Anything that can draw negative attention to your home should be repaired.
Paint walls so they're a more neutral color and appealing to the eye throughout your home. If you have bright colors in your home, a potential buyer may not be too thrilled about these colors. Paint the walls a neutral color instead, sticking to off-white, light tan/brown or grey colors instead. Try to get rid of as much color around your home and keep the rooms as neutral as possible.
Clean your home like never before when you go to sell your house. You can even hire a professional cleaning service to help get the job done. You want your home to be clean-clean, not just everyday clean. Baseboards, walls, ceiling fans, blinds and other areas you may not usually clean should be cleaned. You may not pay attention to these areas normally, but you can bet that a potential buyer will notice dust bunnies in these areas.
Staging your home is an important part of selling your home. You want your home to sell quickly, and the tips above can help make that happen. Talk to your realtor about other things you can do to sell your home faster.