The chances of selling a home fast on a competitive and/or dwindling market depends on many factors. While the initial intent is to gain back a good return of investment, sometimes this becomes less of a priority because of the increasing sense of urgency to close. However, there are still high hopes of redeeming yourself by playing up both the exteriors and interiors with this home staging cheat sheet.
- Prep up the outside as much as you beautify the inside. If you are under the impression only the interiors will matter, think again. The moment a prospective buyer steps into the property, the lawn already says so much about the place – so don’t forgo those cuts and trims. Take out the clutter (such as dead and scattered plants) and go for a clean but appealing look. The outside should be a prelude to what the viewers will see inside.
- Think about the pre-showing preparations as a potential camping trip. When you go camping, you have to be a smart packer and only bring the essentials. Decluttering is an important part of home staging. What you can do is divide your belongings to those that you can utilize for the staging services and those for giving away.
- Use the perspective of a door when you are setting the stage for your prospective buyers. The point of view that they get from their initial visit is always when they step in through the entryway. Imagine yourself in their shoes and edit your work until you get the most ideal preview.
- Make overall cleanliness your “seller’s mantra”. More than the need to design your space in a way that appeals to viewers, the main priority always has to be cleanliness. Your place has to be spotless because prospective buyers can be picky. They want to be assured that the former owners have taken good care of the property and still follow the same measures for new occupancy.