If you're not having any luck selling your home, you might not be staging it properly. A big part of a successful home sell weighs on the way it's been staged. If it looks appealing, more people are going to take it seriously, which means it's going to get sold faster, especially if you're hoping to get top-dollar, or near that, for your home. You can help yourself get your home sold by starting over and focusing on the staging a bit more. Here are four simple tips you can use to get your home staged for a quick sell:
Add Some Curb Appeal
Most people look at quite a few homes before they choose one to buy. After a while, all houses start looking the same, especially from the curb. That's why successful staging needs to begin with the front of the house. You've got to go heavy on the curb appeal. However, that doesn't mean you need to spend a lot of money on it. Add a few colorful baskets of flowers to your porch, and update your furniture. A new glider on the front porch will invite prospective buyers to come in and stay a while.
Use Your Space Wisely
When it comes to the space in your home, you've got to use it wisely while you're trying to sell. One way to do that is by clearing up the chaos. Pack away all those little knickknacks that mean so much to you. More than likely, they'll become a distraction while you're trying to sell your home. Hang a few mirrors on the walls to expand the feel of your smaller rooms. If your living room is crowded with furniture, rent a storage unit and clear out most of it. You want to create clean lines and open space for your prospective buyers.
Focus on the Quirks
Every home has that one spot that just doesn't fit in. It's that little quirk that you just don't know what to do with. Don't hide it. Embrace it. If you've got a fireplace mantle that sticks out like a sore thumb, dress it up with fresh flowers, or a few accent pieces. If you've got a corner you can't figure out what to do with, add a comfy chair and a bookshelf, and turn it into a cozy book nook.
Don't Forget the Backyard
Finally, when staging your home, don't forget about the backyard. If you have a patio right off your home, extend your living space into the backyard. Set up a patio table and chairs for a BBQ so that prospective buyers can see what it would look like, and feel like, to dine on the back porch.
When it comes to selling your home, staging is key. The tips provided here will help you stage your home for a quick sell. For other pointers on how to ensure the likelihood of a quick sell, talk to your local real estate agent.