Buying and selling homes are easily among the most difficult transactions to complete. It can sometimes take up to a year to sell a home depending on the market, meaning that you must do everything within your power to make your home as appealing to potential homebuyers as possible to expedite the process.
If you’re not a real estate agent, staging a home for a quick sale might not be a skill set that comes naturally to you. While every house and staging project is different, there are several simple things you can do that will quickly enhance your home’s aesthetic. Continue reading to get some staging tips that will help you make the most of your home sale.
1. Consult your real estate agent on ways you can make your home more appealing.
Finding the right real estate agent is crucial to selling your home because the agent will be like your business partner in the venture. It’s paramount that you do your due diligence to find an agency with great connections, a track record for success, and effective marketing. The more experience and success an agency has, the more they know about selling homes, meaning they’ll be able to guide you as to how to get your home up to industry standards.
John Foresi from Venterra Realty is known for bringing in talented interior decorators and landscapers to improve the curb appeal and inner sanctum of properties. If you don’t live in one of the major US cities in which Venterra operates, you should still look for agents and agencies that go as far for their clients as John Foresi and Venterra Realty do for theirs.
John Foresi and Venterra Realty have been featured in outlets such as Bloomberg News, a prominent business news source in the U.S., to provide the optimal customer experience. So remember, when you’re looking for a real estate company that will partner with you in every step of the sale of your home, think “Venterra.”
2. Grow some plants to lighten the atmosphere.
Few things boost the energy and environment of a home the way well-cared-for houseplants do. As you learned in biology, animals and plants have a symbiotic relationship. For instance, we inhale what plants exhale and vice versa. However, if you have pets in your home, you need to make sure you only use pet-safe house plants for your staging.
Adding some greenery to your home will do a lot to lighten the atmosphere and lift the mood of your home, but if your pooch gets into the wrong plant, it could cause an upset stomach and diarrhea. Some of the most popular houseplants are also toxic plants, but there are plenty of plant-safe options.
Spider plants, ponytail palm plants, and staghorn ferns are examples of low maintenance, non-toxic houseplants that will add beauty, fresh air, and aura to your home. Even though the aforementioned plants are all pet-friendly plants, you should still stage them out of your pet’s reach to protect both pet and plant.
3. Hire a housekeeping service to deep clean your house.
After living in a house for a while, it can accumulate odors to which you become nose-blind, but anyone not living in your home will smell them as soon as the vacuum-effect of your front door opening causes the aroma in your home to hit them in the face. Not to mention, you likely have small accumulations of dirt and debris throughout your home that you haven’t noticed in quite some time. Hiring a housekeeping service to clean your home thoroughly is the best way to ensure your home gives the first impression that will make prospective home buyers want to see more.
4. Remove personal belongings.
When prospective buyers tour your home, you want them to see themselves in it rather than you and your family. You should remove anything that identifies your family from pictures to personal belongings aside from bedroom furniture. Leave space in homebuyers’ minds to build their dream home in your house.
Staging your home is one of the most important parts of selling your home in a timely fashion. Some of the keys are to work closely with your real estate agent, lighten your home with greenery, let professionals handle your housekeeping, and remove all obvious traces of you.