Getting ready to show your home to potential buyers can be an exciting time, but let’s be honest, it’s also a bit nerve-wracking.
Often you’ll find yourself wondering what potential buyers think as they walk through your home – Will they like it? Did we make a poor choice in paint? Does everything smell ok? Should we change out all of the decors?
Don’t worry; these are all very common thoughts to have when getting ready to sell your home.
Luckily, we have a few tips to help alleviate some of those daunting thoughts and allow you to feel more at ease –
Clean & Declutter
The very first rule of thumb when getting ready to show your home is to clean and declutter!
You’re probably thinking, “well, that’s obvious,” but you’d be surprised at how many people get so used to living in their own home that they become blind to what other people may notice right away.
So carefully go through every room in your home, do a deep clean from top to bottom, and clear away any cluttered spaces.
You want your home to feel as open and fresh as possible. Maybe even have a friend come by after to offer their point of view just to go that extra mile.
For some people, this step may seem unnecessary, but it really does help.
When you have potential buyers viewing your home, you want the space to feel as neutral as possible, allowing the potential buyer to visualize themselves within the space.
Personal items like family photos, unique collections, or very specific decor can distract from that.
So, get a couple of storage bins and make a few adjustments; you’ll be happy you did.
The Half-Empty Trick
Space is always a significant part of buying a new home. Every potential buyer will naturally size up and evaluate space when doing a walk-through, especially in areas intended for storage.
A great trick to ensure that you leave the right impression is to organize your closet spaces and leave them half empty to make them feel much more spacious.
Create a Focal Point
Focal points are always a great way to really sell a room. You can do this by simply giving one area in each room of your home just a little extra attention when it comes to furniture and decor-
Think throw blankets, live plants, accent pillows, special seating areas, and maybe even a few candles with books close by. You want everything in your home to be thoughtfully arranged in a way that feels warm and inviting.
The best way to ensure that you’re hitting the mark is to imagine you’re staging your home as a neutral vacation spot. You want every room to feel clean, inviting, and comfortable without overstimulating the imagination.
Always Emphasize Natural Lighting
Natural lighting is always a win.
Using natural light to give your home a warm and cozy glow is a great way to highlight relaxing vibes and create an inviting atmosphere.
Don’t ever be afraid to let it shine!
Staged For Success & Ready to Impress
Now that you’ve mastered the basics of staging a home for sale, it’s time you call in the professionals for the business side of things.
At Key Realtors, we love helping our clients sell their homes with pride as well as find their next dream home.
If you and your family are ready to take those steps into the next chapter of your life, give our team a call today at 281-454-4500; we’d love to help you make those dreams a reality!