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Five Handy Home Staging Tips To Sell Your Coachella Valley Home
What does it take to sell a home in Coachella Valley quickly these days? You might need something called home staging. Home Staging is the art of decorating a home in a way that will appeal to potential buyers. The goal is to create a home interior that looks brighter, bigger and more inviting.
Browse these tips that you can use to help your home sell fast and for top dollar! While there are dozens of staging tips and ideas that you may use, there are a few that are rather simple and affordable for most to complete.
1. Give Each Room a Single Purpose
If your home is like most, there may be several rooms that have multiple uses. For example, you may have a work desk placed in the master bedroom, or a section of the living room may be designated as a kids' play area. While this may be functional for how your family lives, it can confuse buyers. Buyers need to be able to walk into a room and imagine their own family living in the area. They may not have a need or use for a desk in the master bedroom, and this can confuse the use of the space. In addition, it also can make a room look smaller and more cramped than it is.
2. De-Clutter Your Rooms
In addition to defining a single use for each room in your home, you should also de-clutter your rooms. Depending how long you have lived in your home and how significant your periodic spring cleaning sessions have been, this can be a major undertaking. As a good rule of thumb, items that have not been used in more than six months may need to be donated or tossed away. The exception to this rule is seasonal items, like winter coats, pool toys or holiday décor. Keep in mind that buyers may open cabinets, drawers and closets, so your cleaning session should be thorough and not superficial.
3. Pack Away Personal Belongings
A final step to take is to pack away personal belongings. Everything from religious symbols like crosses to a family photo over the mantel should be packed in boxes. Your goal is to make your home look like any family could live there rather than to make it look like your home. Only decorative items that have a broad or universal appeal should remain.
4. Accessorize with Caution
Choose a few large and colorful focal points. For darker homes, use materials like chrome, silver and crystal to give the illusion of space and light. Fresh flowers or greenery adds such a nice pop of freshness to a room, especially once it has cleared off counters.
5. Don’t Forget the Outside!
Curb appeal is your homes first impression. Spruce up its curb appeal by: Mowing the lawn and trimming any necessary trees/shrubs. Power washing your driveway, deck, walkway and any other outside area. Add a fresh potted plant and a new doormat to welcome buyers to your home.
The benefits of a well-staged home are plentiful. A staged home suggests that the home has been well maintained and may even shift attention away from imperfections and otherwise negative selling points. As real estate agents we are very knowledgeable about staging homes and how it can be more appealing to buyers. We walk through houses with buyers all the time and hear their comments and turnoffs. We will consult with our sellers to determine what, if anything needs improvement in your home to make it show the best while on the market. Thinking about selling your home? We are here to help. Contact me at 760-851-4680 today to schedule your free listing consultation.
Blaire Wagner epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Blaire grew up in Spokane, Washington where she studied Business Management....
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