Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Staging your home to SELL!
The home improvement projects that make the house sell fastest is when you paint, update the flooring, and replace light fixtures.
Paint can instantly update a tired old space and make it look, feel, and smell like new again – especially if the walls were covered in wallpaper.
The same goes for flooring, wood flooring that’s scratched can be refinished with a top coat for an instant shine and if you have outdated, stained carpet it’s best to get rid of it and replace with a more affordable material. For details on those check out this video: https://youtu.be/rEf2s9ftM9E
Light fixtures are an easy way to tell if the home has been maintained throughout the years and can show the home’s actual age. So, if you have older fixtures, spend some money on replacing them.
It’s important to stick to neutral tones on your walls Neutral tones are not just the “blah” real estate beige — here are some of the go-to colors:
Halo, it’s from Benjamin Moore’s off white collection and it’s not only sophisticated but has endless possibilities when it comes to playing up other colors. Benjamin Moore Silver Fox – it’s not really silver, but actually lo
oks more like a gray-beige which is a good color combination to use in a room that you want to feel warm and cozy. When you put this color on your walls it’s almost as if you’re wrapping a blanket around you, so get comfy.
The next color is a blue gray and its called Eternity from Benjamin Moore. I absolutely love this color and Its one of my GO TO for my own house It’s a great color for southern facing rooms.
Buyers like to envision themselves in the space and are really looking for how they’ll utilize it. Overall consider the buyer. Would the buyer want to step over your mess on the floor to see the bathroom? Or see your dirty dishes? Be considerate of their time and have clean, organized spaces that they can actually consider living in and that will instantly put them in a better mood as they tour your home.
First impressions can make or break a sale, and curb appeal is the first impression being made with the buyer so it is extremely important.
• Stay on top of your front landscaping, mow the lawn and trim bushes.
• Power wash the home and sidewalks.
• Add a welcome mat and potted plants around doorway.
• Paint your door to update the look of your home, update the hardware.
• Place a wreath or arrangement on your door.
• Remove all toys, figurines from the front yard.
• Clean all your windows.
• Update lighting and house numbers. Make sure they match.
• Repair the roof, gutters and update exterior paint if peeling.
One of the first things buyers look for in a home is space, especially more storage space. It’s ideal to go through all your closets, kitchen cabinets or any cabinets that are provided in built-ins. Buyers are nosey and they want to know what they’re buying so focus on organizing and packing up items you won’t need while on the market.
Today’s home buyers are looking for move-in ready homes and that’s what home staging does. It gets the home prepared for sale and the next homeowners. Home staging will help you stand out amongst your competition if you live in a competitive market. It also makes the home easier to market because it will provide amazing photos to show online, which is where most buyers go to search for their next home. Home staging can also get you more offers and can increase the price of the home or, at the very least, justify the price the home seller is looking for. Contact me today for my list of approved by me stagers!