It’s important to know that staging a home can make the home sell faster by making it look more
appealing to buyers. Don’t worry, it’s not going to take tons of money, just a little time. Below are
some tips to help you cut through the clutter and stage your home correctly. We are happy to
help you with this process personally, but these steps will give you an idea of the steps to take.
When you begin staging your home, start by depersonalizing it. Remove your family photos, put
away your beauty products, and clean out your closet. You want this potential buyer to be able
to see themselves in your home, rather than to see you and your family living there.
Let’s face it – the longer you’ve lived in your home, the more likely that there are clothes laying
in a corner of the bedroom or toys scattered across the den. You don’t want a potential buyer to
walk into your house and not be able to see everything wonderful thing about it because of your
clutter. If you have already moved out, this step will be easy. However, if you’re still living in your
home, you may have a hard time knowing where to start. Our suggestion is to start by packing
everything you want to take with you and move it out of the house. This goes for anything from
clothing to loads of paperwork to light fixtures.
You may be thinking, “What is one thing that I can do to help bump up the value of my home?”
Repair what needs to be repaired! Quick fixes such as a new coat of paint in your dining room
can go a long way. Your potential buyer will see that you cared for their future home well. Small
repairs can look like major overhauls to some buyers, and you don’t want something small to
ruin your deal.
While it may be easy to get caught up in what the inside of your home looks like, don’t forget
that the first impression of your house is from the exterior. For this reason, trimming your
hedges, planting flowers, and mowing your lawn is just as important to staging your home as
what’s happening inside.
Most importantly just remember that your home needs to be in tip-top shape for selling, that
curb appeal is essential, and to let your buyer feel at home. Whenever you decide to take the
leap and put your home on the market give us a call. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in
Mobile or Baldwin County, Alabama, the Menas Real Estate team is here to help you! Feel free
to ask us any questions you may have or schedule a private showing to a property of your
interest! Call 251-348- 7446 or visit menasrealestate.com.
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