Prepping Your Home for Sale in Austin
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Before you put your home on the market, consider a surefire way to sell your house: expert home staging. Some positive aspects of home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If you want to sell your house quickly, consider a well-planned approach to home staging.
Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging concentrates energy on your home's presentation to buyers while showing off the details of your home with thoughtfully placed furnishings and decorations so that your home feels bigger and buyers can envision living in your home.
Prepping your home for an Open House doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we'll strive for a top dollar offer for your house. So, for fewer days on the market in Austin, start with these house staging tips:
Start with the outside of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your home from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What would've-been-eye-catching features seem to fade into the background?Acknowledging this helps us to choose what we can do to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.
Can buyers picture themselves hanging out in your living space, reading a good book in your reading nook or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting small improvements that enhance your home's features.
I'll advise you take away anything that gives the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get stored away too. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Unsightly or cluttered areas make your home seem unkempt and buyers have a harder time seeing themselves living there.
Every area gets a once-over. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need polishing, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll make sure your home is neutral and that it's friendly, steering clear of "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about borrowing furniture. The goal is for your home to look ready to live in as opposed to abandoned.
Setting the Stage
At every showing, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses.
Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a nice scent circulates room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your current home has the potential to be.