When it comes to selling your home, it’s vital to do whatever you can to enhance its curb appeal and overall salability. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of some of the easiest and most effective tips to “stage” your home to get the job done:
Repaint. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your home look presentable. A simple coat of paint can make a world of difference. It’s best to stick to pale, neutral colors, as it is scientifically proven that such colors create a sense of spaciousness and exert a calming effect. Ideal, in other words, for making strangers feel at home.
Declutter. Another way to make the most of the space is to ensure that any unnecessary items are cleared away post haste. The closets, the floors, the walls- all of these will need to be looked at closely to make sure there’s nothing-extraneous taking up precious living space. That could be anything from framed family photos to floor mats; you want to remove anything that is going to be distracting.
Use Mirrors. Mirrors are another perfect tool for enhancing space. They can double the size of a room and reflect light into the darker spots that might otherwise be neglected. And while we’re on the subject of light…
Make sure all light fittings are in good working order. This may seem like an obvious one, but when you are showing the place off to potential buyers every single light will need to be turned on. If there are any broken fuses or dead bulbs, it can make a house look run-down and dilapidated.
Use Air Freshener. Scented candles are a good bet, as these help to create atmosphere. This is a particularly important step if you have pets, as pet owners typically grow accustomed to their furry friend’s aroma, whereas those who are new to the property might find the smell a little off-putting.
And last but not least…
Clean, clean and clean again. I can’t emphasize enough how important this is. Any hint of dust or grime needs to be eradicated, as does any other general untidiness such as unmade beds or stained carpets. Often, the best option is to hire a professional, but if you’re determined to do it solo then vital areas to focus on are the bathroom and kitchen areas. You need to make them sparkle!
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