Staging a home is an important part of the selling process. In order for prospective buyers to be interested in the house they need to see the house with furniture and other items in it. That gives them a sense of the potential in the house. If the house has too much furniture and clutter they won’t be attracted to the house. But a totally bare house isn’t appealing either. Here are some tips from staging experts to help you stage your home to sell it faster.
Get Rid of Grime
Dirty and grimy tile in the bathrooms is a total turn off to buyers. Instead of doing an expensive bathroom remodel wash the tile down with a mixture of bleach and water. When it’s dry paint the tile with bathroom paint. Choose a light neutral color. The bathroom will sparkle and be a lot more attractive to buyers.
Depersonalize The Space
Buyers want to be able to see themselves and their items in the home. They don’t want to see your family or your personal items. Remove photographs and personalized artwork so that the buyers will see a totally neutral space that is ready for their own furniture and items. Adding mirrors in place of artwork can make the rooms look and feel bigger.
Get The Floors Waxed
Have a professional team come in and clean and wax the floors so that they are shining. Or if the house has carpet get it professionally cleaned. Everything the house should look new and shining clean. That’s what buyers want to see when they are considering buying a home.
If your own furniture is already out of the house or if your furniture is looking kind of dated move it all into storage and rent furniture for showing the house. Updated clean new furniture will look better and the buyers will notice the difference. If you are going to use your own furniture make sure tables and other items are clean. Give them a fresh coat of paint. Steam clean sofas, pillows and other items so they look like new.
Move Furniture Away From Walls
You might think that putting furniture against the walls will make the room look bigger. It won’t. Instead of moving all the furniture against the walls place the furniture in small cozy groupings. It doesn’t matter if the couch faces the TV when you’re staging the house. You want prospective buyers to see the rooms as open and inviting for hanging out in. Small furniture groupings will create that feeling. You can also use accent tables and other furniture to make the room look polished without looking cluttered.