It’s no secret that staged homes sell faster and usually for a higher priced tag. In fact, a survey of realtors showed that staged homes sell for one to 10 percent more. Additionally, the average cost of staging a home is only $675. Follow these tips to get the highest return on your investment.
- Fresh paint
Updated paint breathes new life into your home. Apply a sparkling white to doors and trim to make your whole house look cleaner and more contemporary. New paint also helps in creating serene, luxurious spaces. Furthermore, pairing your wall and drapery colors will create the illusion of extra space. Remember this is not the time to go bold and experiment with funky colors. You will want to keep everything neutral and appealing.
2. Awkward spaces
You can make the most of your awkward spaces by giving them a function. That spot under the stairs may have been the perfect catchall to hold all of your junk, but that won’t impress buyers. Take advantage of this little space and transform it into a reading nook or small office. Even a simple fix such as installing built-in shelving will put your home on potential buyers’ want list.
3. Goodbye clutter
The most important aspect of getting your home ready to sell fast is clearing the clutter. Too much of anything will turn buyers off as they assume the home is lacking storage and are unable to envision living in the space. Make a new rule that for every new item coming into the home, an old must go. Another major contributor to a cluttered home is too big or too much furniture. Whisking away half of your furnishings will make your house look much bigger.
4. Three’s company
Accessories coupled with the right mixing combinations make a space more inviting. Studies have shown that odd numbers are preferable when it comes to eye-pleasing accessorizing especially sets of three. This doesn’t always mean you can line three items in a row and have a win. You have to consider shape and scale. In some instances, it pays to picture a triangle and place an object at each point. Keep in mind that your groups of three also should vary in height and width.
5. First impression
In order to sell your home as quickly as possible, you will need to build a lasting first impression. When successful, this memorable impression keeps your home top of mind and short lists for potential buyers. Use your open stairways and foyers to draw visitors up and into the home. Ditch the shabby apartment-grade window blinds. New window treatments provide an easy and inexpensive upgrade that drastically changes spaces.