Time for you to sell your home and you are wondering how you can prepare your home to sell and sell quickly. Real estate professionals call this staging and it’s a way to make your house look fantastic and prepared when people come in to take a look at your home. With staging it is all about setting the proper mood, so you want to be on your game.
Very simply follow your senses. Your sense of smell may not be the greatest, but someone else’s may so make sure to have someone with a sensitive nose come into your house and give you an honest assessment of how your home smells. Does it smell like mildew, dog, cat, old lady, you get the idea. Do what you can to remove those unwanted smells, add some beautiful and fragrant flowers. It masks potential smells and adds beauty to the area. That’s a double win for you.
If it looks messy or cluttered people are going to be turned off, that lived in look may work when all you want to do is stay in your house. However, if you are looking to sell that lived in look just doesn’t work. If it looks dirty or messy than it is and that’s going to be a major detractor from your ultimate objective of selling your home. Take a look for dirt and dust, old magazines, etc. and get rid of it. If it can be taken to a thrift store than that’s a great option and it will keep things from being too cluttered.
You don’t want the first thing the buyer sees when they come to your home being peeled paint on the outside; it’s hard to get past that for many people. The same thing goes for the inside of the house, if the paint is bad then that is going to be a major turnoff to most people.
You want people to visualize what it’s going to be like when they move in, not all the work they are going to need to do just to get it up to snuff. Take time and learn about home selling tips prior to putting it on the market, make sure you understand clearly how to best stage your home for maximum impact as people start coming to visit and view the home. You want to sell it quickly and staging will help you do just that.
Tab Pierce is an executive sales leader and security professional who has spent years as a serial entrepreneur. He has owned successful companies within eLearning, data management, telecommunications and others. He has also successfully assisted companies integrate sound sales processes into their organization.