Tips to stage your home to sell.
If you are putting your home on the market, you want it to sell fast and of course for top dollar! By carefully planning and knowing how to professionally prepare your home to sell you can quickly find your buyer.
Prepare your home for sale with these helpful tips from The Lawhead Team:
- Separate yourself from your home. Remember your home is a product to be sold so it is important to let go of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon you will be handing over the keys to the new owners.
- Take away personal touches in your home when you sell. Pack up personal photographs and family heirlooms. You want your buyers to imagine their own photos on the wall and picture themselves living there.
- Get rid of clutter. Take your books off bookcases, pack up knickknacks and clean everything off your kitchen counters. Think of this process as a head start on the packing you’ll eventually have to do once you sell.
- Rearrange your closets and cabinets. A buyer will snoop, opening closet and cabinet doors. Keep things organized and un-cluttered. It is also a good idea to take half of your clothes out of closets. Not only does this make your closets look more organized but it also looks like they are bigger.
- While showing your home, rent a storage unit and keep pieces of furniture there. A home will show much better with less furniture. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make your dining room appear larger.
- Take out any items you will take with you when you move. This means items such as window coverings, built in appliances or fixtures.
- Make any necessary repairs such as cracked floor or counter tiles, holes in the wall, leaky faucets and burnt out light bulbs before putting your home up to sell.
- Check your curb appeal. This is your buyers’ first impression when they pull up to your home. Make sure there are no dead plants, mow the lawn, trim your bushes and make sure your address number is visible.
- Most importantly make sure your home is clean when you go to sell!