Planning to sell your home in the near future?

The Lawhead Team would like to share the following information to help you avoid common home staging mistakes. 

homeIn Home Staging, Less Is More

If you’re painting, try to keep the colors neutral. While you might like lime green, for instance, your potential buyers may not. If you plan to install new carpet, it should also be as neutral as possible. Alternately, you can offer the buyer an allowance for installation after close of escrow. This would enable the buyer to choose the carpet or decide on a different floor covering altogether.

When to Make Major Updates

If you plan to stay in your home for a number of years, you may “step out there” by taking on more expensive home improvements like remodeling the kitchen or bathrooms. You can justify these home improvements because you and your family will be enjoying them for a long time to come.

A new kitchen gives you the best bang for your buck. New cabinets, countertops, and modern backsplashes can work wonders for the room that’s so often the focal point of your home. But be prepared for being without a kitchen for at least six weeks. This doesn’t sound bad until you do it. Remember, you’ll have no stove to cook on, and you’ll be doing dishes in the bathroom sink. In the end, though, it’ll be worth it.

Before You Make Home Improvements

If you do plan to make home improvements prior to putting your property on the market, get advice from a real estate agent, who will be familiar with what a typical buyer may be expecting. If you’re paying someone else to do the renovation work, check that person’s qualifications first, and don’t pay them more than 10 percent up front of the total cost of the proposal.

Source: Coldwell Banker