When selling a home, there are several factors that can affect a quick sale. The season, the area, or market can all play into whether or not your home will sell quickly. Sometimes this can be out of your complete control. One thing that you can do is to stage your home for a quick sale.
I thought I would share with you a few tips that will help you get on the right track and have your home sold in no time. As an example, this home in the Emerald Green lake community recently sold within 24 hours of being listed on the market. The previous homeowner took the time to carefully stage the home so that prospective clients would be able to visualize themselves in the home and it worked!
Declutter Every Room
First things first, go through your whole home and declutter. Go through everything that’s collected over the years in places like the garage, closets, and spare rooms. If you are concerned that your home is too small, this is a really good tip to try.
Clients will want to go through every little corner of the house, so empty every little space! Clean out the attic and even the basement. They will want to be able to see the structure of your home, but if clutter is in the way, they might assume the home is older than it really is.
What should you do with everything you want to get rid of? Have a yard sale, donate, or throw it out.
Make Necessary Fixes
Another thing you can do to stage your home for a quick sale, is go through your home and note all of the little issues that have been on your to-do list or might have gone unnoticed. Checking outlets, lightbulbs, leaky faucets, broken fixtures, and other little details will go a long way. Just by changing out a light bulb you can deter any fears of there being an electrical issue, when it really isn’t the case! One little thing might turn away a client.
Put Away Personal Affects
So that you can help potential clients feel more at home in your space, start packing away personal affects like pictures of family and mementos or tuck away your toothbrush out of site. This is a good time to start packing away things that you won’t need in the next few months as well!
Thoroughly Clean Everything
Finally, once you’ve gone through and cleared the clutter and put away personal items, it’s time to deep clean the house. Everyone has a messy home from time to time, but when it really comes down to it, you know you care about your home! Showcase that by cleaning every little nook and cranny. Keep things put away at all times while your home is on the market. Decluttering helps to make this an easier reality.
I hope that these tips for how to stage your home for a quick sale were helpful! If you are interested in selling your home, schedule an appointment with us today! We also have several homes like this one for sale in the Emerald Green lakefront community, which you can view here.