There are many things you could do to prep your home for sale, and one of the most popular steps is renovations. Renovations can be time consuming and costly, and can actually delay you getting your home on the market. They require a lot of planning, and not everyone has the time or resources to go this route. In these cases staging your home is a great plan.
Prepping to stage
Staging your home works like the model home concept. You want your home to basically look like no one lives there, but its set up as if someone could just move right in. In order to get ready to stage your home, you need to clean it thoroughly, from top to bottom, and then clear out any unnecessary furniture items and clutter. Once this is complete you need to build a home staging plan. To do this you will have to draw a rough floor plan of your home and then map on it where the optimal placement of furniture will be.
Make use of the furniture you have, and rent or purchase the additional furniture necessary to flesh out and maximum the living space in your home. The investment in the staging furniture will be far less than what you would spend renovating, and you can purchased used furniture too. On top of getting the right furniture for your space, you’ll also want to invest in a fresh coat of paint, if it’s in the budget, and possibly new window treatments (they can be simple) and fresh cut flowers to make the space more inviting.
By doing just these simple things, you create a more inviting space for potential buyers to view, which will increase your chances of a quick sale.