Showing Your Home

In today’s real estate market, it’s becoming more and more clear that sellers need to do more than just required renovations before showing their home. And when it’s time to get your house ready for those showings, there’s just one thing to keep in mind: people don’t buy houses, they buy homes. Making it easy for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home is critical. Home makeovers and home staging help you do just that, and they can ultimately affect a home’s market value: an attractive, well-maintained home sells quicker and for a higher price.

In home staging, your goal is to decorate and groom your home to put its best features on display and make it more attractive to those demanding buyers. A small investment in cleaning supplies, neutral furnishings and organization can add thousands of dollars to your property value. And some proven last-minute tricks to appeal to visitors’ senses at your open house can push those on-the-fence buyers to realize the grass is greener on your side and make an offer.

The articles below will help you create that appeal and maximize your home’s sale price.

Staging Your Home

The market has spoken, and the results are in: creating a positive first impression is key when selling your home. But where to start? And what to do with all that personal stuff and eccentric furniture that buyers just don’t want to see? Cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing are critical, and optimizing furniture placement will give you the edge you need over competing sellers in your market. Learn more about preparing your home for sale by staging it just right.

Preparing for an Open House

You’ll probably still be living in your house when your real estate agent starts hosting open house viewings. Having your home ready for those viewings and open houses at all times will save you from panicked last-minute cleaning sprees and potential offers lost because of sloppy housekeeping. And not to worry: putting the finishing touches on your interior need not be time-consuming. Learn more about doing a home makeover in a minute with some quick touch-ups.

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