Properly staging your home is key when you are trying to sell your house in Baton Rouge. Many people think this will cost a fortune on decorations and upgrades, and that can be true. However, you can always save money with a little bit of effort! With a little time and knowledge, you can make your home stand out and look truly beautiful. We’ve put together some of our best staging tips to help you sell fast!
Hide The Clutter & Personal Items
While, you certainly want your house to look like a “home”, you also don’t want it to look too “used”. What I mean by that, is you don’t want to make the prospective buyers feel like they are intruding. Avoid having too many personal items, laundry in the wash, and your dirty clothes basket visible.
Photographs from your last vacation, paperwork, mail, and purses should not be left out. You should consider books, flowers, or other items that are neutral but visually pleasing. Make them feel like it could be their home from the moment they enter.
Appeal To All The Senses
When someone comes to your house for a showing, it’s about more than what they see with their eyes. Emotional cues play a big role in how people will see your home.
Consider playing some music softly in the background. Or maybe have a candle burning that smells like freshly baked cookies or clean linens. Have a soft and cozy blanket folded up nicely on the couch.Doing these things will make your home feel cozy, and encourage buyers to stick around for awhile. Possibly making you an offer!
Doing these things will make your home feel cozy, and encourage buyers to stick around for awhile. Possibly making you an offer!
Give Each Room a Purpose
Do you have a space that is used for many things? Clean it up, and make it appear as if it only has one focus.
For example, a guest room/office can subconsciously make the homebuyer feel as if the home is cramped and lacking enough space. Or even more common, an office/storage room. Move items to a storage unit or the attic, put normal furniture in there to go with one theme, and keep it tidy.
Clarifying each rooms purpose really helps buyers imagine themselves living there.
Spend a Day Deep Cleaning and Making Small Repairs
Every house has issues, and just when you fix everything, something else breaks. Do you have a crooked shelf? Or a squeaky step? Maybe a leaky faucet? You might have small fixes you can make by yourself for a reasonable cost with the help of Youtube.
Some small touch-ups to paint, a little spackle on the wall or a power wash to the driveway can really alter the appearance of the home to your prospective buyers.
Now is also the time to wipe down the baseboards, rake the leaves and get those stains out of the carpet. Remember, they will be looking in every corner of your house as they walk through.
Don’t let them get so caught up looking at a wobbly fan, that they miss the beauty of your breakfast nook. You will probably find things to repair you hadn’t even noticed before!