Staging your home for sale is essential to ensure that you get the highest dollar amount for your home. Staging your home for sale does not need to be a costly production, it can be as simple as a few coats of paint and pulling the weeds from the yard.
Getting your Home Ready to Sell
First, it is important to disconnect your emotions. Although you may have years of memories in the home, it will be the new home of another family, and you cannot get too emotional when you hear potential buyers considering tearing out a wall, or covering the wallpaper.
Go through the home and remove all the clutter. Clutter alone is a distraction and takes from the beauty of the home. Go through each room and get rid of everything that is not necessary. Also, box things up to give the home added space. Don’t take from the beauty of the home, but organize and de-clutter.
Give the walls of the home a fresh coat of paint. You would be surprised at how far a fresh coat of paint goes, and it freshens the home and makes it updated, and it is one of the least expensive projects that you can do to get your house attractive in appearance.
Clean the carpets in the home, and all floors, as well as window sills and so on. You might also consider some new hardware for the doors or cupboards in the kitchen or bathroom.
Make sure the outside of the home is clean and presentable. Consider power washing the outside of the home. Make sure the entry is inviting. Clean the outside of the door, sweep and place a potted plant at the entry to the home. Also, make sure that the lawn and landscape are manicured.
When you meet with agents to sell the home, meet with at least three to get a good idea of what your home is worth. This not only gives you a good idea of what you can get for your home, it also allows you the opportunity to meet with various agents and listen to what they will offer you should they be your listing agent. It also gives you the opportunity to choose an agent that you feel the most comfortable with.
Getting top dollar for your home is essential and something that without taking simple steps to ensure its selling price, will cost you profit in the home.