Is Staging your home still important?

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Even in the current Seller's Market - Staging your home is still important!

Staging is about first impressions and helping potential buyers picture themselves living in your home. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you sell it more quickly.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your home to sell:

1)  Help ta buyer visualize it as their own.  Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal memorabilia, knick-knacks, and photos.  Instead replace them with simple décors, such as paintings, nature images, and plants.

2) Think sleek instead of comfy.  Modern-day buyers are leaning toward modern, crisp, clean interiors over comfy, homey looks. When staging your home, keep a minimalist mindset, and incorporate bright colors and accents.

3) Deep clean the small spaces.  It's obvious to say you should clean your home before viewing, but remember the small spots as well.  Take time to scrub porous areas like grout that may hold on to stains and baseboards where dust loves to cling.

4) Spruce up your landscaping. The exterior of your home gives the first impression to potential buyers.  Ensure you have a freshly mowed lawn, neat hedges and shrubbery, weed-free flower beds with bright flowers, and a clean driveway.  Don't forget to check your mailbox and front door that may need a fresh coat of paint.

5) Set the mood for buyers.  A home is so much more than its appearance, so you need to appeal to the other senses.  Prior to having potential buyers over, set the mood by burning some fresh scented candles.  Consider selecting a light jazz or easy listening station to play in the background.

Contact The Vanessa Creech Team for more ideas on getting your home ready to sell!