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Planning for the Future | 10/23/20
Selling a house may seem like a daunting task right now –but there are tips and tricks along the way that help make the process smooth and result in a successful sale. One of these tricks is to take the time to stage your home.
We’re often used to seeing picture-perfect homes, whether it be in magazines or in online listings. By strategically placing furnishings and decorations in the home, your house looks its best when selling. Staging your home offers a neutral background that allows a potential buyer to imagine themselves living in it. A 2017 National Association of Realtors survey even found that 49 percent of buyers’ agents believe staging affects most buyers’ views of a home, and 77 percent say it’s easier for people to visualize the staged property as their future home.
Keep reading for a few tips on how to stage your home for a quick sale.
Boost Your Curb Appeal: Before going for a tour, most people will drive by to see what your house looks like. To leave a great first impression, make sure your home is ready for curious onlookers. A few easy ways to boost your curb appeal is to mow your lawn, install easy-to-read house numbers and wash the front windows.
Clear Your Clutter: To begin the downsizing process, the first step is to remove clutter from your house. While organizing and potentially utilizing offsite storage can take time and patience, it’s well worth the effort to clean up your space. Plus, this helps with selling your house since a neat and tidy living space appeals to the greatest number of people.
Stage Important Rooms First: Effective staging can sometimes call for the purchase of new decorations or pieces of furniture, so limit your money spent by focusing on the rooms that will be most important to viewers. Generally speaking, the kitchen, living room and master bedroom are the top priorities for potential buyers.
Aim for a Light Look: A sophisticated, soft color palette for the walls and furniture makes your house look more pulled together and ready for new homeowners. And by opening windows and updating light fixtures, your house will appear brighter and more appealing.
Depersonalize: When touring a potential home, buyers want to be able to imagine living there. By taking out pictures of family members or plaques highlighting your achievements on the wall, it will be easier for others to get a feel of what their new home would look like.
Finish Projects: A wobbly doorknob or scratch on the hardwood floor may be easily ignored by you, but a potential buyer may question their decision on something seemingly insignificant that can be easily fixed. Making even the most minor repairs can improve the selling potential of your house significantly.
The Oaks at Denville offers the Move Ahead program to residents making the move to our community. This offering means no worries during the moving process, as we’ll be with you every step of the way. We offer a variety of services to simplify your move and ensure a smooth transition to our senior living community. These services include home staging, sorting and decluttering your belongings, packing and moving, hosting an estate sale and more.
Contact us today to learn more about making The Oaks of Denville your new home.