Proper staging of your home is one of the first steps to selling a house, and it can be the most profitable. You may not see it at the time especially if you have to spend thousands of dollars to accomplish it that this is true. If you have properly staged your house it will always sell better. The good news is that most of the time it does not cost you thousands to bring the house to that point. If you continue to read this article you will find some low-cost solutions for you to get the ball rolling.
Why You Stage A Home
When you are staging a home it basically means that you are showing the home in its best condition. You want to show people that your home is a great home that is ready for their lives. All of the different principals of showing the house is trying to show it as useful and attractive. You want to give each room a true purpose, even if the buyer is not going to use the room the same way, you are showing that the house is functional. If you keep this thought in your mind you will judge the right staging and updates ideas are worth doing and which are not.
Make a Timeline
If you lack the money to do something sometimes you can get it done it just means that you will have to put in extra legwork. Even if your house is in great condition if you do not make yourself a plan it can overwhelm you. You should start by looking through the contemporary magazines to try to find out what style you want to emulate so you know the overall style before you go looking for all of the things that you are going to buy for the home. You should also get a home inspection done so you know what items need to be fixed to pass the inspection. You should not try to be bold but instead you should pick one contemporary style that you are good with and stick to it through the house.
Low Cost Exterior Changes:
-Paint the front door, mailbox, and the numbers on the curve for an inviting look.
-Plant fresh, in season, plants around the house.
-Wash the exterior windows, fixtures, and outside of the home since they accumulate dirt over the years.
-Get a new doormat
-Hang a hammock to your backyard.
Low Cost General Interior Changes:
-Clean everything. Pay special attention to the bathroom and kitchen because this is where buyers are going to be on the lookout for mold, mildew, and other dust and dirt. Pretend you are cleaning for someone of the royal family.
-Fix and repaint the walls. Light colors like beige or eggshell. Paint the ceiling to be lighter color then the walls. Preparing your home in this way you will have to do a lot of tedious work but it will be far more expensive to hire a painter.
-Get rid of clutter and any furniture that will detract from the look of the room, and the house in general. After you have gotten rid of certain things then it is time to go shopping at places like the flea market, thrift stores, and garage sales to find pieces that accent the look of your home. Doing it this way can keep some of the cost down but at the same time give you a good design that you will be able to market properly. The items can be something as simple as a set of towels in a basket. Or maybe you add a lamp to a small room so you can give it the look of an office.