The Importance of Home Staging
Wednesday Feb 20th, 2019
We have all heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”, however, this phrase may not necessarily apply when it comes to selling your home. Sometimes, the way your home is presented could be the make-or-break factor when it comes to the fate of your sale.
That said, first impressions are everything, particularly in the real estate realm. You may oftentimes come across a home that’s overly furnished and overly cluttered that it’s impossible to see anything. There’s chipped paint, walls that need to be cleaned, no light coming in and even a strange aroma. This may lead potential buyers and investors to turn a blind eye on your property. They experience something called stimulus overload – which basically means there is too much to see and nothing resonates with them.
Is Your Home Ready to Sell?
If you’re going to leave those visiting your property with a lasting impression – make it a positive one! If you’re thinking of putting your home up for sale, making it look flawless is just as important as pricing it well.
Enhancing your home’s appeal does not have to break the bank – de-cluttering and adding small items to improve aesthetic outcome will make all the difference!
Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?
This is the first impression your home will make, and will give potential buyers an idea of how your interior will be presented. Take time to spruce it up and make it easy on the eyes and inviting. If needed, repaint exteriors, shovel the snow or mow the lawn. Also, adding a plant or two never hurt.
Does Your Home’s Interior Need Freshening Up?
If possible, get rid of anything that makes your home look old. For instance, if the walls need a fresh coat of paint, ensure this is done prior to any showings. If any bulky furniture items exist in your home, replace them with smaller and more delicate pieces. Also, including some artwork and accessories will help add texture and life. In addition, make sure everything is in proper working order - doorknobs, appliances, etc. Finally, ensure that no clutter exists on visible countertops and areas of your home as to give potential buyers an opportunity to visualize their belongings in their place. Simplicity is key!
At the end of the day, your goal should be to allow a potential buyer to think “I can see myself living here” when they set foot in your home. Home staging may be the reason your property flies off the shelf in a short amount of time.
Looking to sell your home? I offer free staging consultancy. If you have any questions in that regard, please feel free to contact me at 416–856–7880 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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