When you are entrusted with someone’s home to sell, you want to make sure it sells as soon as possible for as much as possible. That way, you exceed your client’s expectations and benefit from the higher value of the sale with a larger commission. Because presentation is the foundation of successful selling, you should stage the home, and stage it well.
How Can You Stage a Home for a Successful Sale?
Using the same elements in the same colors and the same styles can be monotonous. Insert out-of-place elements into a monotonous space to create a sense of contrast. This can serve to highlight the new elements in their surroundings and create visual interest.
Neutral colors possess broad appeal, which makes them excellent choices as the main colors of a setting. They contrast well with small splashes of brighter colors that can improve even the dreariest of homes by providing a sense of energy. Even something as simple as a pot of flowers can make an enclosed space bloom with new-found life.
Lights are a popular and inexpensive way to provide a room with some character. For example, a stained glass lamp gives its surroundings some much-needed color as well as a sense of texture that can make a space seem more livable. The right lighting can have an incredible effect on the occupants of a home by making it seem warmer and more welcoming.
No one likes a cramped and closed-in living space. A home has to be decluttered before it can be shown to potential home buyers. If your clients find this to be tedious and time-consuming, you can remind them that this is a good way to get a head start on their packing for their eventual move. While decluttering a home, make sure to remove personal mementos and other items that can remind potential home buyers of its current inhabitants. These can make it difficult for buyers to envision themselves living there.
The bathroom and kitchen need special attention because they are rooms that see regular use. Simple measures can have surprising effects. For example, a fresh coat of paint for the cabinets can make the room seem like new while keeping costs low, even with professional help. Similarly, new metallic fittings can create a sense of luxuriousness while also making their surroundings shine through their reflected light, thus serving two purposes with a single choice.
Your clients need to make sure the exterior of their home is as clean and clear of clutter as the interior. Common examples of necessary tasks include pressure-washing walls, pruning the branches of trees and clearing outdoor clutter. New landscaping is a great way to increase a home’s curb appeal. However, because of the amount of time and money needed, it might be a better idea to use a carefully placed layer of mulch to create a neat and well-maintained look for the yard.
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