Take the stress out of preparing to sell your home with these easy staging tips!

  1. First Impressions

What do buyers see as they come up to your home? Take a look outside. Keep it inviting by having your walk way clear of clutter, your trees and shrubs trimmed, and your lawn mowed. What season is it? Having seasonal flower pots is a great way to add colour to your walkway and steps. Freshly painted doors and steps are a great way to update without breaking the bank.

  1. Clean

It might seem like common sense but it’s easy to skip a step when you’re used to your own home. Take sometime to yourself and hire a cleaning company if you don’t like to clean. Having sparkling appliances, clean cupboards inside and out, and crisp baseboards is a sure way to leave a lasting impression on buyers.

  1. Declutter

This helps speed up the packing process by helping you decide what you want to keep or what you could live without.

  1. Paint

Keep it to neutral colours. We all love trying bright colours in our homes but most buyers have a hard time seeing their own items fitting in. Avoid dark colours in small rooms to keep it from looking even smaller.

  1. Depersonalize

You may love all your family photos but it is hard for buyers to envision themselves in your home with to many personal items. 

  1. Details 

Fresh towels in the bathroom or flowers in the kitchen go a long way. Does anything need replacing or fixing? Replace any burnt out light bulbs and leaky faucets.

Don’t get so carried away with prepping your home that you forget why you’re doing this; to get more money! When doing the updates ask yourself, will this make my home more desirable to buyers or will this increase the value of my home more than it costs me to do it?
 
Looking to sell and want more information on how to get you and your home ready for the market? Email me for my sellers guide!