Create a crush of the buyer, it rarely improvises. Here are some basics to become the king of home staging!
The real estate market is tense at the moment: there are more sellers than buyers and, except in big cities, houses are selling more or less easily. Not to mention the adequacy of the selling price to the market Houston house buyers, we must take into account some elements that will allow you to make the difference with other properties for sale in your area.
Why sell fast? When making the decision to sell, it is important that things go well and, above all, a house that stays on the market for a long time, this may seem suspicious to buyers: “If it does not sell, it is that there is a wolf … ” , expression many times heard!
Finally, it is difficult to have an objective look on your interior when you live there for a long time. All the small inconveniences you are used to, ” it does not work but we do without it ” , ” it is missing a threshold bar ” , in short all the things we do not see anymore, will be so many brakes for the sale . And then, it will be necessary to put aside your emotional implication in these places so that the customer can imagine itself in your interior.
From the inside cupboards to the library through the nursery rooms everything must be tidy. It is necessary to put the spaces in value and to give an impression of sharpness and cleanliness.
- Depersonalize your home
This means taking away your personal photos, too flashy pictures, collections of trinkets, and the decor sometimes very marked in the children’s room. This does not mean that everything has to be white, beige, and bland. The colors are welcome as an extra, to emphasize a structure or embellish the atmosphere.
Remove clutter, oversize furniture from the room. The size of the sofa must be proportionate to that of the living room; it must be possible to turn around easily. The circulation in space, from one space to another, must be fluid.
- Refresh the decor
Your wallpaper dates from the 90’s? Do not hesitate, remove it and pass some white paint. Buyers can better consider their future decor on a neutral background.
This concerns everything that does not work, everything that is broken: bulbs, electrical outlets, shutters, faucets, everything must be in working order because the buyer will check. Unusable equipment means negligence.
- Optimize volumes
It is important to highlight a high ceiling, a through light, a double living room, an open kitchen … All these popular elements must jump to the eyes of visitors as soon as they enter.
- Assign a function to each space
Finished parts “storeroom ” where we piled everything we do not know where to put, boxes, bags, etc. It is the same for the garage: it is not a storeroom! The occupation of the rooms must be legible.
- Pay attention to the outside of the house
As for the interior, everything must be cleaned and in good condition: equipment (gates, alarms, etc.), plants and ponds.
- Rent furniture
Eventually, if yours is in poor condition, worn, more up-to-date, if it does not show off the room. Everything is important, it can be worth it!
- Turn on all the lights.
They highlight the different volume levels and make it possible to validate that there is no shadow hole. In addition, they bring a warm atmosphere inside.
- Take beautiful pictures
And this, with the lights, the volumes arranged and highlighted. From the inside and the outside, both are necessary, the buyer must have a global vision of the house and its environment. Which will make him want to move to visit.
- Use an expert in home staging
An objective, external look will be useful to advise you in the arrangements to be made, so that your property is sold quickly. The home stagers are true professionals of decoration, specialized in this sector.