Home Staging in Webster
Following these home staging guidelines can add significant value to the sale of your home while adding little in cost. 1st Texas Realtors in Webster expert home staging guidelines.
When Selling your Home, Less equals More!
- Viewing your home from the curb or even from across the street, take note of anything unusual such as loose artifacts, overgrown hedges, dead branches etc and remove them from the property. There are free bi-annual brush and bulk item pickups scheduled in Webster, watch for their announcements.
- If your living in the home during the sale, remove all clutter and organize the remaining items. The Container store has affordable storage solutions great for between home sale and moving, items such as newspapers, mail and laundry should be packed and out of sight.
- Remove some of your furniture and make the rooms look larger. We want to create the perception of larger by reducing the amount of contents. Try to remove up half of the furniture from each room in the house, and outside living areas. The remaining furniture should highlight the best feature of the room.
- Remove appliances big and small; toasters in the kitchen, tablets and iPads, clear the coffee table from all accessories used on a regular basis. If you can squeeze the coffee pot into the closet, do it! More space on the counters makes the counter space look bigger.
- Bring out the neat freak in you! Straighten the pictures and rugs, arrange the blinds the same way in every room, wash the walls with warm water, towels and laundry detergent. Touch up paint over all scratches on the walls. Each and every step adds incremental value to the sale of your home.
- Maximize the light in every room. Open blinds and curtains. If in unused rooms, remove curtains altogether. Clear branches from the exterior that block important views of the front or back yard.
- Pressure wash your home, sidewalks and driveway. Renting a pressure washer for one day can be less than $60 in Webster, and the difference can be dramatic!
- Bathrooms should be treated the same, remove from view as many items as possible, organize the remaining items. Make sure to keep it very clean.
- Is professional staging best for you? Sometimes home sales can be boosted by professional staging including rented furniture, lamps, art work and other house hold items to improve the look and feel of the inside.
- Remove personal associations, if you are a Red Sox fan and selling the home to a Yankee’s fan, you might not get the best price possible. Put the sports fan material away. It’s best to avoid all statements of influence including religion, political, weapons and even family photos. Our intention again is to produce an ability for the buyer to visualize themselves in the home.
- If you do spend money, the front door should be considered first for replacement, and on the inside, the foyer or entry way is of second importance. These two areas of the home play a big influence in buyer perception.
- Closets should be half full, same principles as before apply here, make them look bigger by having less contents inside.
- For bedrooms, I recommend a bed, nightstand and dresser only. Push all furniture items together in one area of the room to provide clear walking space.