Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these quick and easy tips for taking your home to the next level, and list your home with the S4 Group.
Clean, Clean, Clean (And Then Clean Some More)
Break out the rubber gloves, turn on the fans, and get ready to go: home staging cleaning is serious business. You should scrub, vacuum, mop, dust, and polish every square inch of your home that buyer’s will see. Buyers are going to be looking closely at every corner of your home, and grime and grossness will push them away.
If you have any repairs or projects you’ve started on (or been meaning to start on), now’s the time to finish them. Some projects — like replacing worn-out appliances or refinishing floors and countertops — can increase your home’s value. Plus, it’ll help buyers feel more at ease with the condition of your home.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Imagine stepping into your potential home and seeing a living room stuffed with furniture, trinkets all over the shelfs, and an overabundance of wall decor. No one wants to feel overwhelmed by clutter when they’re finding their future home, so take the opportunity to pack up a few boxes beforehand.
Another tip for making buyers feel at home? Let them picture themselves in the space. Take down any family pictures or personalized decor, and keep things neutral. Think houseplants, simple color schemes, and minimal decor. It’ll help buyers see your house as a space that they could eventually call their own.
Make Simple Improvements
While giant projects — like adding an extra room or installing a fireplace — are surefire ways to increase your home’s value and stand out, there are simpler (and cheaper) ways to do those things on a smaller scale.
Try retouching the paint on your walls or repainting them to a fresh new color. Add small touches like mirrors and rugs to make the space feel both open and pulled-together. Throw open your curtains and let the sunshine in, and install warmer wattage bulbs in your lighting. Just put yourself in the shoes of the buyer, and think of the small ways that a home would make a lasting impression on you.
Sell Your Home with the S4 Group
As your local real estate experts, we know how to stage a home for selling. That’s why, in addition to these tips, we’ll walk through your home and offer you more personalized pointers for ensuring a sale.