When you decide to put your home on the market, you want to sell your home fast. To do so, you want to make sure your home shows well and that it is staged for sale and then professionally photographed. Some sellers like to have your home staged by a professional, but that may not be within your budget. Home staging is a powerful marketing tool that makes money and reduces time on the market.
5 helpful tips on how to sell your home fast:
Less is More
The most important thing you can do to prepare you home for sale is to get rid of clutter! Make a house feel more inviting by removing some of your furniture, pack up your family photos and personal effects, and clear your space as much as you can. You want potential buyers to see themselves living there.
There’s a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this make the space more user-friendly, but it will open up the room and make it seem larger
Play Musical Chairs
Like the game we played when we were kids, try out your furniture and accessories in different rooms. Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork, lamps and other accessories around the room or in different rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn’t mean it won’t look great in your bedroom as a reading corner. Have fun and play!
You Light Up My Life
The second most important thing you can do to make your home look warm and welcoming is great lighting. Most homes are improperly lighted. To remedy the problem, increase the wattage of your lamps and fixtures up to 100 watts for each 50 square feet. Make sure you have 3 types of lighting (ambient, task and accent) in every room.
Painting the interior of your home is the third most important thing you can do. Choose a fresh neutral color helps tone down any dated finishes in the space. Take a chance and test a quart of a warm neutral hue to make your feel more open and modern. Stay away from bold wall colors as they have a way of reducing offers.