You have finished all of the repairs you had started to make sure that your home was in the best condition when you went to sell. Plus, even though you know it is a lot of hard work, you promise yourself that you are going to keep your house totally clean while you are trying to sell it. However, make sure that you know that there is a difference between a good looking home and the home that makes you say “wow”. There is a big difference between a home that is in good condition and one that will knock prospective buyer’s socks off. If you are looking to take things to the next level and sell your home quickly, and for a profit, here are a couple of things that you need to know in order to make sure your home stands out from the competition.
Research Using Home Magazines
You can hire professional stagers to make your house pop, but a cheaper option is taking some thorough pictures of all the spaces within your property and heading to the local library. Look through the home and garden magazines for inspiration of professionally done bedrooms, kitchens, and outdoor spaces. Use these magazines and internet resources for ideas of how to update your own rooms. Many of these magazines will not only show off decorated rooms, but show you how you can replicate the look on a budget. Just be sure that you look through these resources with an eye for what designs will attract the most buyers. Very specific or very personal themes may alienate house buyers!! rather than impress them.
Increase The Curb Appeal
The very first impression that a house makes is when they are driving up and looking through their car windows. You will want to wow them from the first time they see your house, and that means you have to work on your front part of the house. Make sure that you not only take care of the yard but also put a fresh coat of paint on the mailbox, as well the front door. Make use of seasonal flowers to give your house color and mulch in the flower beds to make them really pop.
Set The Table
If you have a formal eating space you want to set the table just like you would if you had some important guest coming over for a visit. You will always see model homes, and the ones in the magazines, with their table set but most home owners do not think of it. Doing this will make it easier for the visitors to see themselves eating a meal at the table which will help your home stand out from the other ones.
Give Each Room a Focal Point and Purpose
One of the most important home selling tip is to try to stage your house so that the potential buyer can see themselves living in the house. Along with that is also making sure that each room has a clear purpose. This is even more true for smaller houses and awkward spaces. Even if the buyer is not going to use the room the same way it will ensure that they think of every room in the house as a usable space. If you have something like a small loft you could turn it into an office by putting a lamp and desk, along with some shelves. Put some wire shelves up in the garage and organize things to make it look larger. Turn the big basement into a game room by borrowing a pool table. Don’t think that the furniture needs to be expensive either because it does not. You can get stuff from yard sales, thrift stores, or even borrow it from someone.
You can have both a fabulous looking house and a shoestring budget. With a little bit of inspiration, and some hard work, you can turn a small budget into an impressive thing with a few of the right touches. If you put in the time and effort up front you will see that your house will sell much faster then if you had not done the work staging your house to look its best.
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