Staging your home is fundamental if you want to sell your NJ home fast. People tend to think that this will cost an arm and a leg on decorations and upgrades, but it is possible without going bankrupt. Read to the end to find a Quick N Easy way around all this.
With a little time and elbow grease, you can make your home stand out from the competition on the market.
Here you will find 4 of the best staging tips to help you sell fast!
Spare us the clutter
The presentation of your property to a prospective buyer when they walk around is what will really sell your house. The buyer must be able to imagine themselves living in the house while they are strolling through its rooms.
So, for example, hide all of your personal items such as:
- personal pictures,
- your dirty laundry,
- refrigerator covered top to bottom personal notes and reminders.
Before you are ready for a buyer to walk around your house you should go through each room with a notepad and write down a list of items that you have decided are far too personal to be seen by anyone, let alone strangers willing to purchase your property. Once these items have been removed only then should you start to consider what may take their place, for instance, you may well consider replacing them with a more neutral décor item such as an inoffensive coffee table book or an array of flowers.
More to it than meets the eye
I’ve got 1 2 3 4 5 senses working overtime
When a prospective buyer comes to visit your house for a showing, it’s about much more than what they see with their eyes. Emotional cues play an enormous but largely subliminal role in how people will see your beloved home.
So what on earth does that mean when it’s at home?
Well, in practice, consider doing any (or all, ideally) of the following:
- Play some music softly in the background to create a relaxing atmosphere, thereby seducing them into their own fantasy world in which this is their dream home,
- Have a scented candle flickering and burning with the homely smells of freshly baked cookies or clean linen, prompting them to go on their own search for lost time as memories come flooding back of times past, making them feel safe and secure in this new and strange atmosphere.
- Have a soft and cozy blanket folded up lovingly on the couch, enticing them to take a seat, have a feel, curl up and imagine the endless possibilities of a new life under your old roof.
The overall aim is to make your house as gezellig as possible.
As what as possible?
The Dutch have the perfect adjective to describe what a buyer is looking for in a new home, which is difficult to imagine when they don’t yet live there.
That word is gezellig, which can be roughly translated as meaning ‘cozy’ or ‘inviting’.
Doing these things mentioned above will make your home feel cozy, and will encourage buyers to hang around and linger for a longer period of time than they have planned until they may well make you a better offer than even you had expected.
To every room there is a purpose under heaven
Do you have a space that is used for too many things?
Clean it up and make it appear as if it only has one purpose.
For instance, a guest room cum office can subconsciously make the house seem cramped and lacking sufficient space.
So make it very clear that the room is either a guest bedroom or an office but certainly not both at once. If you have unused space, consider converting it into something fun like a game room or library (if that’s your idea of fun).
Even if it’s not usually how you use the house, creating well-defined spaces will make the buyer feel less confused about the spaces they are working with and allow them to more easily imagine themselves living there.
Spick and span
Spend a day deep cleaning and making small repairs (or big if necessary).
A superficial clean probably won’t do it, so ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have a crooked shelf?
- Or a squeaky step?
- Maybe a leaky faucet?
You might have small fixes you can make by yourself for a reasonable price.
Prospective buyers always notice the little things when they walk through a house so make sure that the property is squeaky clean and that all the minor (or major) repairs have been completed. If potential buyers find too many items in need of repair during the showing they’ll cross it off their list and continue looking for something that is good to go.
Because they don’t want to do it any more than you do.
And if that’s the case with you, that you can’t really be bothered with all this kind of thing and just want to sell your house fast then contact us for a Quick N Easy Offer!