The housing boom has given homeowners an opportunity to cash in on their properties at historically high values. However, just because it’s a boom doesn’t mean every homeowner is getting top dollar. If you want to get the most out of your home in any sale and attract more buyers, you have to dress your home for success. This is even more important at a time when housing prices in major cities are starting to retreat. Homeowners have to be smarter than they have been in recent years. Here’s how.
Staging Is Everything
Staging, which is essentially, is about putting your home in the best possible light for prospective buyers. You’re putting on a show in which those prospective home buyers can imagine themselves in your home. Regardless of the kind of market you are in, staging is crucial to getting the best possible price for your home.
Staging is so important that the National Association of Realtors found that in a survey of 2,347 agents, 40% said staging is very important in how buyers make decisions. 23% of these agents surveyed said that staging increased the value of a home by between 1% to 5%. Some 18% of agents believe staging increases the value of a home by between 6% and 10%.
Declutter Your Home
Decluttering your home isn’t just about sparking Marie Kondo style joy in your home, it also increases the sense of space in your home and presents it in the best possible light.
Clutter makes your home look smaller and makes it hard for prospective buyers to imagine themselves experiencing any joy in your home. You want your home to feel like it’s right out of the “box” and hasn’t been lived in.
Decluttering also means, therefore, removing any personal items, like family photographs, because you don’t want prospective buyers seeing your family in the home, you want the home to give them the freedom to see themselves there.
Keep your personal items in a storage unit somewhere, so that even your storage spaces in your home are free of clutter.
Decorate Your Home with Plants
Plants not only make your home look better, they also make it seem more natural and freshen up the air. It creates a nice, relaxing environment. Some philodendrons, succulents, and ferns strategically placed near your Wellington’s Leather Furniture can create a stunning impression for a prospective buyer. If you don’t have any plants, you can buy artificial ones and place them around your home.
Increase the Amount of Natural Light
Natural light creates a sense of optimism and renewal within an interior. So, pull back any dark shades, drapes or blinds, and let the light in. Move your furniture and other items away from your windows.
You can also create a sense of greater light by painting your interiors with pastel colours. If you have mirrors, think about ways you can place them around your home to better reflect the light, and the outdoors. Mirrors will also increase your home’s sense of space.