Selling your home? Often we have clients who contact our interior design firm for our Real Estate Staging Services. The reason being, you will want to get the property sold as quickly as possible and for top dollar so you can start an exciting new chapter in your life. It is well worth spending some time on the current house in order to maximize its value and so that you can quickly find suitable buyers. It can take some work and, in some cases a bit of money, but it will all prove to be worthwhile if you can earn a little more money from the sale and not have to keep it on the market for an eternity. So, here are a few ways that you can prepare your home for a sale:
First, you should get any repair work that needs to be done carried out. It may seem counterproductive as you will not be living there, but people will be reluctant to purchase a property that they know needs immediate work (it would also allow them to negotiate a lower price). This could be a small repair that you could do yourself before selling your home, or it may require calling out a professional.
You will want to make a great first impression, and when it comes to properties, this will be from the curb. You can easily improve the curb appeal of any home with new door furniture, cleaning the driveway, adding flowers, cleaning the windows, adding an arbor among many other ideas.
When people look around a house, they will need to be able to envision themselves living there. This can be difficult if it is a cluttered space with lots of personal touches, so consider de-cluttering the home and removing most (but not all) of your personal items, like photographs and laundry.
Nothing will deter a potential buyer faster than an unclean home. It is for this reason why you should always have a deep clean carried out before viewing commence, and you will be amazed at the difference that this can make. For the best results, it is worth using a professional residential cleaning company. One that has local offices all over the nation, such as, ServiceMaster of Minneapolis. First impressions count, and a perfectly tidy home can help potential buyers see the full potential of your home.
It may seem like a minor detail, but smell could make a huge impact on selling your home. It can be difficult to tell what your home smells like. This is why it is always worth taking steps to improve the fragrance and particularly if you have pets. The deep clean will have helped, but it is also a good idea to purchase lightly scented air fresheners, reed diffusers, scented candles or anything else which will create a welcoming fragrance and mask any unpleasant odors. If it’s possible, bake chocolate chip cookies before showing your home. The scent will be warm and cozy.
Selling your home can be a daunting prospect. You will want to get the process completed quickly. Therefore, it is always worth taking a few steps to improve the property first. This could help to speed the sale up and you could also earn a fair amount more simply by making the home more appealing. This can cost some money initially, but you should recoup this in the sale. Then you will be able to start an exciting new chapter in your new home.
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