Spring Hill Tn Home Staging Advice
You Never Get A second Chance To Make A First Impression!
First impressions are everything when selling your home, and you only get one chance at it! One of the simplest ways to get your home market-ready is to stage and de-personalize, removing the majority of personalized items and painting the walls a neutral color. Photographs of your family members and personal items throughout the home makes it difficult for them to imagine themselves in the home. While you may love aunt Edna’s 100 piece doll collection she gifted to you, it might turn off potential buyers.
We all have attachments to our own stuff and tastes, but buyers want to be able to envision their own family and decor style in the home and it’s difficult with the current owner’s personal items everywhere. Once you decide you’d like to put your home on the market, it’s important for the you as the seller to understand that your home will no longer feel like “your” home, and you have to realize it’s time to emotionally detach.
Even in a hot seller’s market, such as what we’re seeing the last few years here in the Greater Nashville area, we are seeing more and more buyer’s expecting homes on the market to be clean, freshly painted, and with very minimal belongings.
Think of how you would like to see the home if you were the potential buyer. It is always best to pack and store away all personal items before listing photographs are taken when the home is advertised for sale. The easier it is for a potential buyer to imagine themselves in your home, the more likely it is that they will put in an offer to purchase.
Not only is this beneficial to the home owner since these items will be packed away and ready to move, but removing an excess of personalized items typically makes the space feel much larger and more inviting. Plus, by removing an excess of family pictures on walls, this will also allow the owner to address repairs, patch any holes in walls and touch up paint prior to listing. The more neutral the home, the better chance you have at a buyer picturing themselves there and potentially putting in an offer.
Staged homes sell faster!
Homes that are professionally staged photograph much better and on average sell faster and for a higher value. Over 90 percent of buyers start their search for a new home online, so it is absolutely imperative it looks its absolute best. So put the family photos away, hide all the toys and clear off all surfaces of clutter so your home shows nicer than the competition to buyers. Don’t know where to start? As an Accredited Home Staging Professional Realtor, I am available to consult with you and help you get your home looking its absolute best.
Focus on Features:
The fewer distractions in your home, the better chance potential buyers are able to focus on all of the great features of the house that made you fall in love with it originally. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Would you be able to look past clutter and see the home itself? Let’s be real; you are selling your home, not the fancy throw rugs, dining tables, patio furniture and couches. By removing an excess of furniture, this allows the buyer to focus on your homes best features. Such as; the soaring ceilings, a beautiful staircase, gorgeous trimwork, etc. If you do this, you will allow buyers to see the beauty of your home with less distractions, resulting in a potentially faster sale and a higher sale price.
Clear off all kitchen counter space!
We know it’s no fun keeping your kitchen dressed to the nines everyday, but it is important that the new buyers can see the amount of counter space. The larger your kitchen and countertop appears, the better. A lot of home buyers have outgrown their current home and are looking for more space. The last thing you want to do is leave the kitchen filled with unnecessary appliances and things, providing the impression that the space is less than it really is. Give potential buyers the freedom to imagine their belongings on the counters and their level of interest will skyrocket.
Remember Cluttered homes make buyers feel uncomfortable.
The experience of viewing a cluttered home is not great for most buyers, it is a major distraction and can make buyers think that the home is poorly maintained. If the buyer neglects keeping their home organized, what other items have been neglected? This can and will scare away potential buyers and offers.
If you are looking to sell your home, declutter it to make the home appears its absolute best – here are the main takeaways from this post:-
- Maximize the homes space by minimalizing your personal belongings
- Start getting rid of your clutter now – and long before the agent has listing photos taken
- Store items in boxes out of the way that you will not need until after the home is sold to maximize the homes appearance of space.
- Stage the home to showcase the home as a model that will inspire your potential buyers to put in an offer.
- Keep it looking perfect during the time the home is on the market
- Be proud of all the hard work you have completed getting to this point it will surely pay off.
- Call me for a consultation on decluttering and staging your home!.