A potential home buyer must be able to see themselves in your home. Effectively staging your home is key to selling it quickly and for the best price. In this competitive real estate market, hiring a home stager is no longer a luxury—it’s a requirement. However, the cost of hiring a home stager can easily pay for itself by decreasing the time your home spends on the market. Staged homes sell at a 6-10% higher price than non-staged homes.
According to HGTV, here are 5 ways staging can help you get top dollar for your home:
1) Improve Closet Space
Take half the items out of your closet and organize what remains. Home buyers like to snoop and storage space is important.
2) Light Up the Room
Most buyers state they want more light in their home. Take down drapes, clean the windows, and buy brighter light bulbs.
3) Hide the Pets
Pets leave the impression that your house is not clean. Hide dog dishes, litter boxes, and pet food.
4) Update the Kitchen
A kitchen remodel typically results in an 85% return on investment. Start with smaller updates like repainting and replacing kitchen hardware. Installing even one brand new stainless steel appliance can make a big impression.
5) Make a Good First Impression
Spruce up your curb appeal with new bushes in the front of the house. People need to feel immediately welcome as they’re walking up to your front door. Top it off with fresh flowers and freshly baked cookies waiting just inside the front door!
This is the perfect time to get your home ready to sell. The spring selling season is here!