There’s enough evidence to show that staged homes are sold faster than those that aren’t. It’s not rocket science too, so it should be pretty self-explanatory why that is.
Unfortunately, a lot of home sellers still don’t think that they should stage their homes. Most think that it’s too expensive and that they’d rather wait for someone to see what their home could potentially be, instead of staging it to be so. But, home staging doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, you can stage your home for free.
You don’t always need to buy new furniture or hire an expensive interior designer to stage your home to sell it off. You can even do it yourself at a very low, low price.
Below, you’ll find tips on how to stage your home for less without compromise.
1. Clean each room and keep it neutral
A clean home is a sign that you are a responsible homeowner. That means a lot in the eyes of a prospective buyer.
So, make sure that you declutter your room and keep it clean. It doesn’t come at a price, after all. Besides leaving your home in a mess is an eyesore, and you definitely don’t want buyers to focus on the negative things when they tour your house. Not to mention, clutter can make your home look smaller than it is, which is another big no-no in the eyes of buyers.
If you want your home to sell fast, keep it clean and free of everything you don’t use. Don’t put them in the closet either. Buyers often have a habit of checking out closets and attics.
Once you’re finished cleaning, make sure to pack any of your personal belongings, especially family photos, and store them away for safekeeping.
Remember, you want your house to be a clean slate where buyers can envision themselves living in – your personal stuff can get in the way from them doing so.
2. Make your house smell heavenly
You’re probably already immune to how your house smells, and you can’t exactly spend hours trying to sniff everything there is that could possibly smell bad.
One thing that you can do to find out if your house smells is to bring in someone you trust, like a neighbour or a friend, to smell your home. If they notice something that smells, try to ask them to locate where it’s coming from and take care of it.
You can also make your house smell great by brewing coffee, or baking during a house visit, or showroom. You can also use lemon to deodorize parts of your house. Sprays work, to some extent, but you’re better off using natural scents, like the scent of a freshly baked pie, as they’re more inviting.
3. Give each room a purpose
You probably have a spare room or two. Although it’s okay for you when you lived there, not giving every room a purpose can create confusion in the eyes of buyers. But, by defining each room, you’re giving buyers an idea on how they can utilize each room once they have bought the property and are already living there.
Doing this doesn’t have to be expensive. You can even look up online for custom furniture in Singapore. Or, better yet, you can look up on the Internet for ideas on how you can stage your home for less.
While it always pays to invest in staging your home, an investment doesn’t always have to come in the form of money. Your effort and time are investments too, and by applying these low-cost home staging tips, you’re giving your home a better chance of being sold for a fair price.