So, you’re selling your home…. Congrats! (almost).
If you’ve moved before, you know that there is a lot of work that goes into preparing your home for sale. In this post, we’ve summarized the most important tasks to tackle before listing your home.
TIP 1: DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME
You’re moving so you’re going to have to purge anyway! Less is more when it comes to staging. Too many clothes in your closet can make it look small and too many trinkets or display items can distract buyers from truly seeing your home. Minimalism is your go-to style when it comes to staging.
TIP 2: INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE
A clean house shows that the owners take care of their home. Remember, you are trying to get buyers to visualize your home as their home. Put your best foot forward and make your home sparkle – literally!
TIP 3: DE-PERSONALIZE
Pack up those family photos before showings! De-personalizing is probably the easiest and least expensive thing you can do to get your home ready for sale. You’ll often here this as the #1 rule in home staging.
TIP 4: COMPLETE ANY NECESSARY HOME REPAIRS
Small deficiencies can be a BIG turnoff to buyers. If you’re not a handyman/woman, invest in a professional to complete these repairs prior to showings. Leaving these deficiencies (even if they are minor) can create the impression that your home is not well-maintained – ultimately, impacting the offer price.
TIP 5: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
We believe that every house that goes on the market should be staged and photographed professionally. Your house is one of your biggest investments and you should do everything in your control to ensure it looks its best in marketing materials and for showings. You need to invoke love at first sight to attract the right buyer and price, which is what we specialize in at TSR.