When you’re ready to list your home, one of the most important things you can do is prepare for home staging. Staging your home is the process of decorating, rearranging, and organizing, purposely designed to feature and highlight your home’s best assets. Home staging is a crucial process to impress potential buyers and sell quickly for the highest price possible. Set the Stage!
While staging is technically optional, it really shouldn’t be!
If you choose not to stage your home, you could end up settling for a lower selling price than you anticipated. Additionally, it’s likely your home could be listed for a longer marketing period than you may have expected. Don’t forget – potential buyers don’t want to see unfinished project; it means more work for them when they move into the home. For every problem they see, they could deduct it’s cost from the offering price. Too many problems and they’ll pass on your home completely!
We advise taking a few simple steps to stage your home to be listed:
- Clean Up: Make sure your appliances are spotless inside and out. Deep clean the corners of your tub, the grout in between the tile, and behind the toilets. Your goal should be to make everything look new, even if it’s not!
- Depersonalize: Potential buyers want to imagine themselves and their belongings in your home. We advise removing refrigerator art and family photos.
- Declutter: Clutter distracts buyers from the best qualities of your home. Plus, it can make a potential buyer worried that your home doesn’t have enough storage space. Don’t forget, buyers will want to see inside the closets, so don’t cram items in them and expect them to remain out of sight for long.
When you’re ready to list your home, The Lippincott Team is here to help you every step of the way! Give us a call today: 832-392-8818