If you’re thinking about selling your home, then you’ll obviously want to either consult with a home staging company, or try staging it yourself. The more presentable and appealing you make your home look, the better chance you’ll have at selling at a nifty price. So, before you go putting that “For Sale” sign up, here are some tips for home staging to get you started.
First, you need to remember that less is more. Get rid of all that clutter. Clutter only makes the rooms appear smaller than they really are. You’ll want your potential buyers to see the best features in all of the rooms. This won’t be possible if there is too much junk covering it all up. If you don’t have enough closet space, then rent storage somewhere to put all of your junk in.
Another tip for home staging is to make sure the outside appearance of your home is presentable. Make sure your lawn is mowed and all the leaves in your yard are raked up. Sweep your porch and side walk. Scrub your entryway and walkways. Make sure that there’s no litter in your yard. If you see any paint chipping on your porch or house, then take the time to touch up on it.
You should touch up paint anywhere it’s needed, outside or in. And while you’re at it, super glue any wallpaper that may be peeling. If that doesn’t work, then hang a lovely picture over it. Make sure there are no holes or nails in the wall either.
You need to clean every inch of your house. Hire a friend to help you if you can’t do it all on your own. Sweep, mop, scrub the walls, dust, vacuum, clean all the mirrors, etc. It may sound cliche, but make sure that your bathroom (especially the toilet) is sparkly clean as well.
Home staging can be a lot of hard work, so you should really consider hiring someone to help out with the cleaning, repairing, painting, etc. if you can afford to do so.