How To Stage Your House for an Open House
If you'd like more information about home staging to sell your property quickly in Albemarle, North Carolina, contact me and I'll help you with setting up the best image for your house.
Professional home staging is a tried and true approach utilized to sell a house here in Albemarle. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher bids. If you want to sell your house quickly, go for a well thought out home staging strategy.
Think of staging your home as creating a "style" for your property like a PR firm would do for a famous celebrity. Just like creating an image garners more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your real estate look better when it's on the market.
Making ready your house to sell 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 work to get an exceptional offer for your house. Start with this home staging advice and you'll notice that your house spends fewer days on the market after listing:
Start with the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your home from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What would've-been-eye-catching characteristics seem to fade into the background?Understanding this assists us in determining what measures we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your home isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and bright greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.
Can buyers picture themselves lounging in your living area, relaxing in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your home to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you achieve this by recommending changes that enhance the features of your house.
I'll help you reduce the effect of anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Less than inviting or dirty spots make your home seem less spacious and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves living there.
I'll review every room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that need polishing, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively impact the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your house has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, avoiding "loud" or "too-bright" colors on the walls and furniture. And if the house is empty, you can consider temporary furnishings. The goal is for your house to look lived in as opposed to bare.
Setting the Stage
At your Open House, 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 create light where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look at your home and make sure a pleasing aroma circulates from every area. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and throw pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your home has the potential to be.