The 5 Best Home Staging Projects for Sellers to Net the Most Money
The 5 Biggest Bang for the Buck Projects to Gain the Highest Return on Your Investment are outlined below.
1 The Kitchen – Update it
Adding a few classic and inexpensive changes can make a difference in how your home will stand out! A dated kitchen is a big turnoff. Opt for the best colors and styles. You don’t need to splurge on everything but only on the items that need to get the buyers’ attention. Go for “builder’s grade” granite/quartz and stainless steel appliances or black appliances. Don’t splurge on the high-ends… Consider refinishing or painting the cabinetry or adding new hinges and handles.
2 The Bathrooms – Upgrade it
Consider changes that will have the maximum impact. Buyers like the “spa” feel. Start with the basics and replace dated floor tiles, change mirrors, faucets, hinges, and light fixtures. Make sure they are as universally appealing as possible using neutral colors. Add a dash of character and fresh pops of color like white. This seller used spa-like colors and a glass sink. It never hurts to stage it with candles and fancy soaps in glassware.
3 The Flooring – Clean it, shine it or NEW!
Good flooring can drastically change the look and the feel of the rooms. Hardwood floors are appealing to most buyers. If you have hardwood floors consider shining and buffing them up or sanding and refinishing them. If they are hidden under the carpets expose them. If you are in a quandary; know that buyers are looking for hardwood floors or its affordable cousin, bamboo! Even consider eco-friendly choice like cork! NEW builder’s grade carpets is great too!
4 Curb appeal from the Street – Wow those buyers!
Buyers will decide within 10 seconds if they want to actually get out of their car. If they don’t like what they see when they first drive up they won’t even consider going into the house. If it is neglected on the outside they will think it is uncared for on the inside.
Make sure the lawn is mowed, gardens and sidewalks are edged, leaves are blown, and the plantings are fresh and trimmed. The front entrance should be cleared of dust and cobwebs. Add inviting touches such a seasonal front door wreath, outdoor seating, and a fresh new welcome mat.
5 Stage your home to sell quickly and for the highest price
Home Staging sells! It helps buyers see themselves living there. It could be as simple as re-arranging furniture and removing clutter to make your home show better. Using neutral colors, simple furnishing helps. Design spaces so the there is an open flow for traffic. Showing off the homes best features, the beautiful hard wood floors, use both natural and artificial lighting. Use neutral art and accessories to add some pizzazz and appeal.
Simply staging a home will wow buyers! Staging doesn’t have to be costly; it just needs to be smart.
Home Staging with Marcia