Increasing your Home’s Appeal with Easy Staging Secrets

Increasing your home’s appeal with easy staging secrets

easy staging secrets

Remember the 60-second rule:  That’s all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home’s appeal.

Exterior 

Steps to preparing yoru home for saleKeep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter 

  1. Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds 
  2. Apply fresh paint to wooden fences
  3. Tighten and clean all door handles
  4. Clean windows inside and out
  5. Power wash home’s exterior
  6. Ensure all gutters and down spouts are firmly attached and functioning
  7. Paint the front door
  8. Buy a new welcome mat
  9. Place potted flowers near the front door

Interior

  1. Preparing a home for saleEvaluate the furniture in each room and remove anything that interrupts “the flow” or makes the room appear smaller
  2.  Consider renting a storage unit to move items off-site
  3. Clean and organize cabinets, closets and bookshelves
  4. Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans
  5. Shampoo carpets
  6. Remove excessive wall hangings and knick-knacks
  7. Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps
  8. Make minor repairs (torn screens, sticking doors, cracked caulking
  9. Clean or paint walls and ceilings
  10. Replace worn cabinet and door knobs
  11. Fix or replace discolored grout
  12. Replace broken tiles
  13. Replace worn counter tops. Ask Realtor first

Special details for showings

  1. Turn on all the lights 
  2. Open all drapes and shutters in the daytime 
  3. Keep pets secured outdoors
  4. Buy new towels for bathrooms 
  5. Buy new bedding for bedrooms
  6. Replace old lamps or lampshades
  7. Play quiet background music  
  8. Light the fireplace or clean out the ashes.
  9. Set the dining room table for a fancy dinner party
  10. Vacate the property while it is being shown

Hire a home stager to give you a do it your self home staging report. They are professionals and can help you stage your home using buyers eyes. Some times you need an objective person to make good decisions on furniture placement and what to keep and what to pack away. 

* Kathy Dyer is a certified Home Stager and will do a complimentary home staging appointment with all her clients.

 

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