If you’re trying to sell your home, one of the best things you can do to entice potential buyers is to have your house ready to make a great first impression. Staging your home can instantly make buyers feel at home so they can envision themselves living within your space. Follow these tips to prepare your home for your next showing so that you can sell as fast as possible.
Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter can make some people feel uneasy and although it will feel more lived in, since most of us have some clutter in our living spaces, you do not want people to feel like it needs cleaned up. The fact is that a cluttered home looks smaller than it would otherwise look. When staging professionals are hired to stage a home, they often will remove a large amount of furniture from the home to make it look much larger. Try to pare down as much of your belongings as possible and think about what furniture would be essential and what could be stored in a storage unit.
If you have extra rooms that are used mostly to store additional belongings and is used as a catch-all room, try to figure out how the space could better be utilized. A small room that used to house clutter could be a home office or even small living room area.
Lean Toward Neutral
Bold colored walls often don’t translate well to prospective buyers so you should consider moving more towards neutral shades. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to paint your walls white or even cream colored because neutral can mean a lighter shade of blue or green too. These neutral shades can also help your visitors feel relaxed.
Have Great Lighting
One aspect of staging a home that often gets overlooked is lighting. Having great lighting in the home you’re selling will allow the prospective buyer to feel more at ease. Most of us do not have good lighting in our homes, so it’s good to take an unbiased look at how much light your home gets and adjust if it needs more. A good rule of thumb is to have about 100 watts of light for every 50 feet of your home.