Preparing Your House for an Open House in Delray Beach
Expert home staging is a surefire strategy utilized to sell a house here in Delray Beach, Florida. Some advantages to home staging include less time on the market and higher offers. If your goal is to sell your house quickly, choose a well thought out home staging strategy.
Look at staging your house as creating an "image" for your house similar to what a manager would do for a high profile celebrity. Just like creating an image garners the spotlight to a public figure, staging makes your home more attractive on the market.
Preparing your home for an Open House shouldn't be thought of as a problem. At times, it's an eye-opening and creative project. Together, we'll work to get a top dollar offer for your property. Below are a few home staging tricks to get you started:
Curb appeal is your best chance to make a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers create their initial thoughts about your home and how you keep up your house's regular maintenance.Knowing this helps us to decide what steps we can take to invite buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with touched up paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
Does your house seem to say, "This is Your Next House" to a buyer? Touring your house with a buyer's eye, I'll suggest arrangements that build up Open House appeal. I'll advise you reduce the effect of pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator works of art should get stored away too. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can imagine it as their new house.
I'll review every room of your home. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively impact the sale.
With me by your side, you'll know that your home has mass appeal and that it's friendly, avoiding "offensive" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try renting furniture. You want your home to look ready to live in as opposed to cold and empty.
Setting the Stage
I'll tell you when to show your home, because all of the improvements mesh together to create a picture of what buyers can look forward to when they consider buying your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a nice scent circulates room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your couch and bedding. Buyers should feel like your current house is their future home.