Selling your home is exciting because you’re starting a new chapter, but it’s also stressful because you’ll have a lot of work to do to get your home ready. The whole point of selling your home is to get the most for it, and quickly. The best way to do that is to stage your home. This doesn’t mean you have to hire professional stagers, but that is always an option. You can actually do it all yourself, and here’s how:
Minimalize and Simplify
Get rid of clutter and everything extra. Take down the pictures of you and your family. Pack knick knacks out of sight. You may love to be around all your stuff, but you have to help potential buyers visualize themselves and their stuff in the space. When in doubt, get rid of it, at least temporarily.
Updating and upgrading the appliances is a great way to increase your home’s value and appeal to potential buyers. Plus, it will make your kitchen feel more luxurious and modern.
Update Window Coverings
The right window coverings can give your home personality, style, and a streamlined look and feel. One of the most popular updates is adding shutters. Shutters are timeless and it will make your home feel rich and sophisticated.
A fresh coat of paint will work wonders. It will make everything feel fresh, clean, and new. When it comes to paint color, neutrals are generally the way to go. Again, this helps the potential buyer to envision themselves living there. If you choose a bright color, it may scare off the buyers because it’s not their style. Choosing neutral colors gives them a blank canvas to start imagining themselves living there.
With just a few updates and changes, your home will be beautifully staged and ready to sell.