3 Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro & Getting Your House Sold!
Are you considering putting your house up for sale, but not sure where to start? Are you afraid it will take too long to sell, or that you won’t get the price you want? You should consider staging your home, or in other words, setting the scene for immediate buyer interest in your property.
To be really effective, you need to look at both the outside and the inside of your home. Here are 3 tips to get you started with the inside of your home:
1. De-clutter. This is one of the most important things you can do. It might be easier to think of de-cluttering like this, you’re moving anyway, so why not start packing now?
Pack up everything you don’t need and store the boxes out of sight in the garage (I recommend you consider renting a temporarily small storage unit as potential home buyers will go into the garage).
2. Organize your closets – put similar colors together, pants together, skirts together, shirts together etc. Why? Because it will make the closets look bigger. (Honestly!) An organized closet appears bigger, and you want your closets to look as spacious as possible.
3. Make your home look like a model. You want to de-personalize as much as possible so potential buyers can imagine themselves and their own belongings occupying the space in your house. That means minimizing and putting away everything you do not need or use. Clear off kitchen counters as much as possible, stash all those appliances you don’t use, and take down all those family pictures.
And the biggest tip of all? Imagine yourself as a potential buyer looking at your property for the very first time. What impressions are you getting? Would YOU buy your house? What would you like to see changed before you put an offer on your house? (Or have an unabashed friend walk through your house and let them give you their honest opinion.)
And do not worry about spending several thousand dollars to get your house ready to sell..if done wisely you will get it all back when your house sells. Proper staging helps you sell your house in a shorter time and at the price you want.
However, If you do not want to put the work in or have the time to put the work in staging your house, then contact Swing Real Estate and we will make you a fair, fast cash offer! To reach us you can click here or call 202-888-0560.