The New Year often brings with it new ideas, new goals and new plans. If one of your goals is to showcase and sell your home this year, now is the time to huddle up, formulate a game plan and get the ball rolling. In order to be a winner at this game, first, adjust your mindset….. think of your house as a product, not “your home”.
As with any product for sale, your house will have to be marketed. But, before you can market your product, it must be packaged to gain a competitive edge. In other words, your house should look better than the competition so it attracts the most buyers. And, the best way to showcase your house to stand out among the competition is to Stage It!
So, whether you plan to list your home this spring, delay until the school year winds down, or round out the year by selling this fall, now is the time to put your plan into action.
Showcase and Sell
De-clutter, De-clutter, De-clutter!
Go room to room and remove excess items on the walls and floors to show off the architectural features of the house. Showcase spacious closets and cabinets by packing, donating or discarding unused items. Less is always more when staging to sell.
Make necessary repairs throughout the house
A house that is in good repair sends a message to buyers that it has been cared for and well-maintained. Although most buyers expect to make cosmetic changes, it is unrealistic to think buyers will be attracted to a house that is in obvious disrepair.
Remove personal items
Such as family photos, collectibles and trophies. This simple step will allow buyers to envision themselves living in the house. If your personal items are displayed throughout the house, buyers are unable to mentally move in.
Clean the house from top to bottom
Do your best to maintain an organized house for showings and Open Houses. A sparkling house is always appealing to buyers.
Lighten and brighten dingy walls
By applying fresh paint. Neutral colors are and can also be used to tone down loud color schemes, and will appeal to the majority of buyers. This is not the time to choose colors based on your personal taste.
Implementing these steps is a great start toward a marketable listing that attracts buyers. Call Kate at 610-659-4296 to find out how you can receive a complete and detailed plan customized for your budget and timeline.
At Accents and Amenities, our goal is to provide staging services to minimize your time on the market and maximize your profit.
Ready, set, GO!