Real Estate 101 July 19, 2021

Set the Stage – Tips & Tricks To Sell A Home Fast on The Market


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If you are planning to sell your home and sell it quickly, you need to know how to properly stage your home so it looks its best. These tips and tricks can help your home stand out from the competition and compete with other houses on the market. Did you know a properly staged home will sell for 17% more than a non-staged home? And 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less! How do you go about staging your home? 

Boost Curb Appeal 

First impressions matter. When a potential buyer drives up to your home they need to see it in the best condition possible. Here are some quick tips and tricks for boosting your homes’ curb appeal: 

  • Powerwash siding, windows, sidewalks, and driveway 
  • Freshen up mulch 
  • Plant blooming flowers 
  • Ensure there are no weeds in flower beds or the lawn 
  • Repaint and restain where needed 

Make Your Home Shine 

Before you can even think of staging your home, you need to ensure it is clean. Homeowners often overlook items like dusty baseboards, filmy windows, and those errant dust bunnies. Hire a cleaning company to come in and give your house royal treatment. If a cleaning company is not in your budget, clean your home from top to bottom. Have a friend or a neighbor come in and walk around your home and look for areas that may need some extra help. 

Clear Away Clutter 

Personal items may mean a lot to you, but they are just clutter for a potential buyer. Clear away all knick-knacks, personal photos, and mementos from your home. Clean and clear all surfaces. If it feels too bare, you can add a candle or two, but you want the bones of your home to attract the buyer, not your items. 

Style Your Dining Room Table

A large dining room table can look bare and uninviting. You want potential buyers to envision themselves in your home. Set your table with neutral place settings. Add a neutral centerpiece to the table to finish it off. Fresh flowers are always a good bet. 

Re-Arrange Your Furniture 

When staging your home, you want your home to show in the best possible light. Move your furniture around so small rooms look larger. If necessary, you may need to remove some furniture from your home while you are showing it. If you have furniture pushed up against the walls, move it to make conversational areas. Add new pillows to the couches for a touch of color. Any furniture in bad shape should go into storage while your house is on the market. 

Make Your Master Bedroom Inviting 

Turn your master bedroom into an oasis. Purchase new covers in a neutral color and add pillows and a throw blanket. Make your bed look inviting. You want the potential home buyer to be able to picture themselves sleeping in your home. Remove any personal items from surfaces in the master bedroom. Ensure the master bedroom’s closet is clear of clutter. If you have lots of clothes packed into the closet, take half of them to storage. You want to showcase the available space. 

Remove Pet Odors 

Ever heard of the phrase “nose blind”? If you have pets, chances are they may leave odors in the home you don’t even notice. Use cleaning products specifically for removing pet odors on your surfaces. Ensure litter boxes are out of sight, and that pet hair and messes are cleaned up before a showing. 

Staging your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Staging your home also doesn’t have to break the bank. With a few simple tweaks, you can have your home looking its best to potential buyers.

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