As a seller, your REALTOR®(R) has already discussed with you the importance of staging your home. You’ve already had your agent compile a comparative market analysis, and you know that most buyers start their searches online.
But short of hiring a professional home stager, what can you do to ensure that your house appeals to a broad spectrum of potential buyers?
Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself
If it’s not too difficult, you might consider renting a storage unit to stash away some of your excess furniture. Remember, you want buyers to envision themselves living in your home — but that can be tough if each room is filled to the brim with furnishings.
Even if you don’t rent a storage unit, moving your furniture away from the walls can actually make your rooms look larger. It seems counterintuitive, but according to celebrity designer Angelo Surmelis, it’s true.
“Placing a couch even a few inches away from the wall will create a little breathing room and make a space seem larger,” says Surmelis.
Paint or Stain Where Appropriate
You can use paint on dated tile or stain outdated cabinets instead of replacing them, according to HGTV’s Lisa LaPorta.
“Add some stylish hardware and your kitchen will have the up-to-date look that buyers love, for less than $200,” says LaPorta.
Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces
Buyers love outdoor living space, but a worn deck, brick path or cracked driveway can stop a sale in its tracks.
You can re-stain a deck, roll a fresh coat of paint over brick walkways (spray water on it before it dries to give it an authentic outdoor look), and use concrete filler to refresh your outdoor spaces in one afternoon.
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