The way you live in a home and the way you sell a house are two different things. There are three essential steps to get your home ready for professional photography and a listing on the MLS®.
- A deep cleaning
- Edit for a minimalist look
- Stage the home to show off the best features
Washing walls, steam cleaning the carpet, and scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom are the most cost effective ways to increase the selling price of your home. Editing means decluttering, storing unused things, giving away furniture or other belongings that won’t be coming to the new home. This is the perfect time to do this! Make sure everything looks good and works so the buyer has no reason to begin discounting the price.
The second important thing to consider is “curb appeal.” People driving by a property will judge it from outside appearances and make a decision then as to whether or not they want to see the inside. Sweep the sidewalk, mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and clean debris from the yard. Clean the windows (both inside and out) and make sure the paint is not chipped or flaking. Also make sure that the doorbell works.
For showings, be sure the house smells good. Consider a fresh flower arrangement. Pleasant background music is also a nice touch.
Blue Mountains Property offers free home staging assistance to all new clients. Contact us to make an appointment today.