Staging to Sell
Using my home staging pointers will get your house sold more easily in Austin, Texas. John Horton Realty can help you create a welcoming atmosphere that makes buyers to want to stay permanently. Give me a call at 512-834-1600 and I can help stage your home to sell.
Expert home staging is a surefire technique used to sell a home here in Austin. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher bids. If you want to sell your house quickly, think about a well-planned home staging strategy.
Look at staging your house as creating a "style" for your property like a publicist would do for a famous politician. Just like creating an image draws more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your home more attractive on the market.
Making ready your property for an Open House shouldn't be thought of as another hurdle in getting your house sold. It can turn into an eye-opening and inventive project. Together, we'll strive for an exceptional bid for your home's sale. Start with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your home sits fewer days on the market :
First, look at the exterior of your home, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What dollar-earning features seem hidden?Understanding this assists us in determining what we can do to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't as neat as possible with retouched paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your New Home" to a buyer? Looking through your property with a critical eye, I'll recommend fixes that improve market appeal.
I'll help you get rid of anything that gives the look of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be free and clear. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.
Every room gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll make sure your home has mass appeal and that it's friendly, staying away from "offensive" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can consider borrowing furniture. You want your home to look inviting as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses.
Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and ensure a nice fragrance circulates throughout your home. We'll add cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your couch and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.