Make sure you FOCUS when you prepare your home for sale.
Preparing your home for sale can be overwhelming for many sellers. However, if you FOCUS your efforts and follow these tips, you can take a lot of stress out of the process.
Feel- when sitting down to prepare your home, whatever you do, make sure that your buyers will be able to feel themselves living in the home.
If you have very taste specific colors in your home, it may be hard for a buyer to picture their family sitting down to watch television in a chartreuse room.
Trying to picture their Queen Anne dining room set in a room wallpapered in country blues and hens can be hard for some buyers.
Let buyers attach themselves to the emotion or feel of your property.
. You want to provide a backdrop that enhances the architecture and "liveability" of the house.
Ours...As a buyer walks through your property, you want them to think… “Our sofa would fit perfectly here.” Not “How do they fit in this room?” Often sellers have so much in a space, it’s hard for buyers to try to see themselves living there. All they can think of is “there’s not enough room.”
When buyers begin to think in terms of “ours” rather than “theirs” you’re on the right track.
Clear view. Buyers need to be able to see the space...they have to be able to view every room. If their eyes are bouncing from object to object it becomes hard for them to see all that a room has to offer.
The worst offender is the garage. Two-car garages need to show buyers that 2 cars can indeed fit.
Use. Buyers want to see what the room is used for. Your extra bedroom that has become the “catch all” room needs to be cleared. And if you are the proud owner of a “what was the architect thinking” room, then stage it to show the possibilities. Don’t leave your buyers guessing.
Square footage. Whether it’s in terms of square footage or just an eyeball assessment, buyers need to see the space.
Clear countertops, edited pantries, and closets, repositioning of furniture, editing of THINGS will allow your buyer to see the perceived value in the property.
Buying a home is part list price, part condition, part location, part perceived value, and a healthy dose of emotion thrown in.
Take the stress out of preparing your home for sale by FOCUSing on these items.
And, to make sure you’re on the right track...call Room Service Home Staging for our Personal Staging Consultation.