Selling your home is a big decision, and you have likely spent much time deciding whether to renovate your home or pack your belongings and move to a new location. Once you are confident you want to say goodbye to your existing home, you will need to turn your attention toward polishing the property.
Staging your home can help you sell it for the best possible price at a fast rate. If you are ready to get started, read this complete guide to dressing a property for viewings.
The Perfect First Impression
First impressions count when it comes to a property viewing. Your home’s exterior is not only the first thing people will see when they arrive at your property, but it is often the first image prospective buyers will view when browsing real estate listings. If you want people to swipe through the photos and organize a viewing, you must improve your property’s curb appeal.
Impress a budding buyer by:
- Updating your front door (a lick of paint can transform its appearance)
- Replacing a worn doormat
- Flanking an entrance with symmetrical plant pots
- Cleaning your windows
- Removing trash
- Cleaning your driveway and patio
- Moving your lawn
- Tending to your shrubs
- Changing your mailbox
Fix Various Household Issues
Next, create a snagging list of household issues, which you must fix before a property goes up for sale. For example, you might need to eradicate damp patches, plaster superficial cracks, replace cracked windowpanes, or fix a faucet leak.
If a prospective buyer spots a DIY issue in the home, they might wonder if other problems lurk in the property. Don’t ignore inexpensive repairs, as they could impact your home’s value and time on the market.
Let a Room Breathe
Once you have given your exterior some TLC and replaced various household issues, turn your attention to decluttering the property. Removing at least 30% of clutter will allow a room to breathe, as it can make your home appear spacious and airy. It can turn a cluttered property into a chic space.
Pack up unnecessary items across the home and place them in your attic or a storage unit until you are ready to move. Remove various personal items to dehumanize your home, too, such as family photographs, trophies, industry awards, collectibles, and keepsakes. It will allow a potential buyer to imagine life in the property during a viewing.
Make the Interior Sparkle
Wow a potential buyer by ensuring your property sparkles from top to bottom. A clean, tidy, and presentable interior can convince a buyer to make you an offer.
Spruce up your home by:
- Deep cleaning your carpets
- Scrubbing your doors
- Dusting shelves
- Vacuuming carpets and upholstery
- Polishing accents and surfaces
- Mopping wood flooring
- Sprucing up kitchen cabinets and appliances
A clean, attractive, and minimalist property could impress every potential buyer who views your home. Plus, it can help you sell your property for the right price as soon as possible.