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Staged Homes Sell Faster

Is your home Staged to Sell?

Now that you have hired Team Caropreso to help you list and market your home for sale, your next move is to get your home “Market Ready.” Preparing your home for sale is a big task, but it can be an exciting one. Following these tips is a sure fire way to get your home “Market Ready.”

1. Depersonalize

Help homebuyers them visualize it as their own. Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal memorabilia, knick-knacks, and photos. Instead replace them with simple décors, such as paintings, nature images, and plants.

2. Declutter

People tend to collect an amazing quantity of items over the years. Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. Coffee tables, kitchen counters, windowsills and other surfaces should be cleared of family photos, plants and knickknacks.

3. Repair or Replace

In some seller’s markets, you can sell a home in lived-in condition without much complaint. But in normal markets or a buyer’s market, repairs can make or break a sale. Fix leaky faucets and doors that don’t close properly, as well as kitchen drawers that jam. Patch holes and cracks in the walls and ceilings, and fix broken appliances and HVAC systems. Do not let these items be flagged on a home inspection and ruin the sale of your home.

4. Deep Clean

Your home should be as clean as it has ever been. Sanitize and deodorize. Keep in mind that a clean smelling house creates a positive image in the buyer’s mind. Be aware of any odors from cooking, cigarettes, pets, etc. They may have adverse affects on potential buyers while your home is on the market.

5. Organize & Arrange

Buyers will be curious about storage space and will want to check closets and cabinets. It’s important to ensure these are organized, as it sends a negative message if your storage spaces are cluttered with items falling out.

6. Touch It Up

A fresh coat of paint is a cost-effective way to make a place feel new again. But stick with neutral tones like grays and whites, which let the best features of your home stand out, rather than going with bold colors that might not suit everyone’s taste.

7. Light It Up

Arrange shades or drapes to give the maximum amount of light to the interior rooms. Don’t forget to clean windows and replace burned out, or low wattage light bulbs, for a brighter effect. Light colors add cheer to dark rooms.

8. Spruce Up the Appeal

The first impression your home gives to potential buyers is its exterior. A potential sale is lost quickly if a buyer won’t even get out of their agent’s car because the exterior of your home turns them off. Make the exterior more appealing and welcoming by painting your front door and, perhaps, adding a wreath of dried wildflowers, or placing one or two flower pots on your front porch. Ensure you have a freshly mowed lawn, neat hedges and shrubbery, bright flowers, and a clean driveway.

If you are not a handy person, need storage space, or lack time to complete these steps, contact Team Caropreso to link you with local companies to assist with these tasks! These tasks will increase the likelihood for your home to sell quickly and for top dollar.