Regardless if the housing market is in your favor or against you, remember the saying about making that first impression. Once you have a potential buyer in your home, you literally have seconds to create an emotional connection with them or they will simply forget about your home by this time tomorrow. Your real estate agent has developed a number of tips for staging the house like a model home, getting buyers invested to the point they feel they have to own the property. Here are some of those staging tips offered by your local real estate agent.
The Illusion of a Larger Home
One of the ways that your Realtor is going to help you to stage the house is by increasing the size of every room without the need of a construction crew. Your realtor will advise you on getting a small storage unit at the local facility and begin packing your belongings there instead of in the house. Empty your closets today, because eventually they will be packed and moved anyway, and store clothing you’re not wearing to make the closets appear larger.
Empty the kitchen counters, cabinets, shed, garage, attic, all those areas that could appear larger when empty, and get everything down to the local storage facility.
Making the House More Neutral
Your real estate agent wants the house to appeal to a larger audience, so they will instruct you to strip away the personality it has and make it neutral. Paint rooms in a soft tan or brown color, remove any pictures of your family from the walls and replace with landscape images, and clear the refrigerator and mantle of personal effects.
The goal here is making it easier for the potential buyer to imagine their family inside this house, not wasting energy on trying to not imagine the pictures of your family in all the rooms.
Eliminating Issues Before Buyers Find Them
Although your potential buyers will in time get a home inspection on the property, your real estate agent will explain to you how getting a jump and having an inspection done today could really help with the house sale. Instead of buyers discovering things that need attention in your house, get an inspection and fix all those issues today so the buyers have less to be concerned about.
The big benefit to spending a few hundred on an inspection today is that once these repairs are made, the buyers won’t be able to haggle you down thousands of dollars to make the repairs before they agree to buy the house. If you don’t get bids, you can always contact the sell my house fast representative for a cash offer today.
Work through the list before your next house showing, and chances are increased that the next potential buyer who walks in the house will feel more like this is the house that they have been looking for. Don’t be surprised when an offer comes in because the buyer simply does not want another person taking the house from under them.