Around the House | April 30, 2015
When you have made the decision to sell your home, you need to make sure that your home looks its best to prospective buyers. The seller needs to focus on the strengths of the home and downplay the weaknesses in order to attract buyers. Many relators encourage their clients to stage their home for sale. Staging involves decluttering, painting and in some cases upgrading the home to really make it “shine”. Renting a storage unit for your “extra” household storage items is a great way to remove the clutter from the home during home staging. One of the most important home staging tips is making sure that the home has great curb appeal. According to a 2014 study by Home Staging Resource study , 12% of real estate agents believe that staging “increases the dollar value of the home” by at least 11-20% more! On average, the seller spends less that 1% on staging costs for a very significant return on investment.
We all know that first impressions are everything. In the case of home selling, this is very true. Over 80% of home buyers start their home buying experience searching online. The buyers will see the exterior, front yard, front porches, garages, driveways and sidewalks. It is crucial for your home to have a great curb appeal that will draw buyers into wanting to see the interior of the home. Consult with your realtor for more information about staging your home. They can get you in touch with local companies that will professionally stage your home.
Great photos of a home are critical to getting a homebuyer’s attention. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging Report , 46% of homebuyers will drop by a home that they have viewed online before they actually get an appointment to view the inside. The photos of the exterior and interior of the home need to be taken to spotlight all of the great aspects of the home. The best time to take these photos is during daylight hours on an overcast day. This will prevent sun glare fading the colors of the room.