Preparing your home for the real estate market may require an investment. While some homeowners choose to hire a professional home staging company, maybe it is just not in the budget for you. But do you really have to seek the help of a staging service to achieve optimal results? Do not fret, getting help from a staging service is not the only way to get a “sold” sign outside of your property.
Affordable Home Staging Ideas:
1. The Best Greeting.
Something as simple as a welcome mat at the entryway of your home can make a huge difference when selling your home. Prospective buyers will usually linger at the front door for a few minutes before they enter the house; therefore, you will want to make sure that the entrance of the home is charming. To make the entryway even more enticing, you can install hooks onto the wall where the coats will go and a fresh plant or two.
2. Give Some Attention to The Bathroom.
You will want to give your bathroom that fresh, spa-like feel. First, you have to remove the toiletries from around the sink, get rid of worn-out shower curtains and bath towels. You can easily freshen up your washroom by staging the area with all white towels, bath mats, and a neutral color shower curtain. Top things off by adding in a fresh flower and a luxurious scented candle.
3. Make The Necessary Repairs.
It is easy to neglect things that need to be fixed around the house. Before you know it, you will have a long list of things that need to be repaired. Do not invite potential buyers into the house unless you have fixed what needs to be fixed. Be sure to freshen up any chipped paint on the walls and fix any cracks in the flooring. Even minor things can be turn buyers away and potentially lose a sale.
4. Remove Personal Pictures from The Walls.
While removing the personal pictures that you have curated over the years sounds a bit harsh, it is sometimes necessary. The purpose of staging a home is so that buyers can envision themselves living in the house. That vision can be inferred or damaged if there are pictures of your family everywhere. Instead, you can purchase an inexpensive yet quality piece of artwork to hang on the walls in their place.
What is your favorite home staging advice? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.