Many years ago, people knew nothing about staging houses. However, the world has evolved, and people have become more open to embracing new ideas. A recent survey showed that 38% of agents stage the houses they sell. The staging culture is catching on, and you don’t want to be left behind. Here are some tips you can use to stage your house and get the benefit of a great and faster sale.
Get Rid of Clutter
This looks like an obvious thing that someone should do before they advertise their home but you may be surprised at how many ignore this step. No one wants to live in something that resembles a dumpster. One way of ensuring you don’t end up with clutter is to have the ‘one in, one out’ rule. This means that you have to discard an old item any time you buy a new one. You don’t have to follow this rule religiously because there are items you will add because you need them and you don’t have anything to throw out. However, it does help to keep the clutter to a minimum. A clean home looks more attractive, and most people don’t have the time to start cleaning, and tidying up and getting rid of clutter. When that potential buyer walks through the doors, he or she should find a clean and organized home that they would want to pay for immediately.
Highlight the Unique Areas in Your House
Everyone wants to buy an excellent item, and this applies to a house too. Therefore, you need to highlight the best features of your home to make people interested in living in the house themselves. If you don’t, you might not find a buyer for a long time. Let’s say you have a room with a big window that shows the beautiful trees behind your house. You do not want to hide this amazing sight. Instead, flaunt it and have people wish they could get the house so they could enjoy that sight every day.
Clean Your Carpet
Did you know that cleaning your carpet could significantly raise the value of your home? A carpet is the first thing anyone who walks into your home will see and feel. You wouldn’t want a potential buyer to get into the house and fear to take off their shoes because your carpet looks like it might be hiding some allergens in it. What would happen if your carpet was so dirty that it made a potential home buyer to sneeze or develop an allergic reaction? One thing for sure is that they wouldn’t buy the home. A clean carpet adds beauty and value to a home. You might be surprised when a buyer says, “I want this home and this carpet?” It can happen so get a professional to take care of that carpet. We recommend Chem-Dry of Bexar County in San Antonio.
Ensure your floors are in a good condition
Have you ever visited a beautiful home but felt the floorboards creak every time you move? Well, that will not cut it if you are looking to stage your home. You need to inspect the floors and make sure that they are clean and in excellent condition. If they need repairs, then you need to take care of that. You can even re-stain or re-wax them to give them a fresh look. If you apply these tips, you will not have a problem selling your house.