A home that appeals to your buyers is key to getting your home sold! Here are some tips and tricks to stage your home beautifully before you start the showings.
The very first thing buyers are going to see is obviously you’re landscaping and exterior of your home. There are so many little projects that can influence how they view your home as they’re walking up to the door. Mowing your lawn, trimming bushes, removing cobwebs and keeping the front porch cleaned and clutter free are some important projects to start working on if you’re in the process of selling your home.
Cleaning your walls before your home stars to be shown to prospective buyers is both important and very easy. Your kitchen, bathrooms and kid’s rooms will most likely be the most important. To get your walls as clean as possible, first scrub them with a hand towel with warm water and a tiny bit of soap, whatever doesn’t come off, scrub it with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Works like a pro!
Old Fireplace Screens
Your fireplace screen may need a little updating. After removing from your fireplace and wiping it down to get rid of dust and ash, take your screen outside on a sheet and cover it with heat-resistant black spray paint. Your fireplace screen will look completely brand new!
New Kitchen Appliances
Often times, old kitchen appliances are something buyers will complain to their agents about. Kitchens are very important to prospective buyers and updating your appliances could make all the difference in your sale. Whether it’s replacing just the kitchen faucet and cabinet knobs, or buying a new built in microwave because the old one doesn’t match the rest of your kitchen.
The scent of your home can be huge for a buyer especially if you have pets. Scents and odors stick to walls, carpet and furniture, and they will be keeping this is mind if they are thinking of buying your home. Try replacing old rugs that your dog has been sleeping on for years and opening up the home often to air it out. Dusting with Pinesol can also create a great scent before people come to see your home.
Pack Up Unnecessary Furniture and Clutter
Buyers want to see an open home with open rooms, the more clutter it has the less they will be able to see this. Grab a few boxes and start packing away all the clutter in your main rooms that is unnecessary to be out while your sale is progressing. People love to see a home they can easily imagine themselves living in one day!
Whether you’re staying or selling, knowing the value of your home can be very beneficial. You might be selling your home, refinancing, making improvements, or getting a line of credit, you should always be-in-the-know.
If you’ve been thinking of doing any of those things with your home, we purchased access to an up-to-date Central Oregon home sales estimator tool that tells you what price your home will sell for based on neighborhood sales data.