If you plan on selling your house, there are a plethora of both minor and major things you can do to increase its value. Even though the entire process can sometimes prove overwhelming, keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be hard. All you have to do is clearly understand what exactly can increase the value of your house and should be among your top priorities.
Useful home staging tips
1. Remove the clutter
Start with the most obvious. We all tend to leave all kinds of clutter all over our homes and simply forget about it. Although that usually does not bother us, it will bother those interested in buying the house. Do this by removing all of the clutter from the commode tops, shower stalls, tubs and bathroom countertops. Also, coordinate your rugs, towels and shower curtains and make sure everything is clean and spotless.
2. The home exterior
Like all other home staging tasks, this one is also quite simple if handled properly. Just like no buyer likes cluttered interiors, no one will also appreciate cluttered exteriors and a messy lawn. The environment in front and around your home is one of the most important areas. And you should pay a lot of attention to it. Start by cutting and cleaning your lawn and make sure that any flower beds you have are well-tended and neat. Also, pay special attention to the doors, as well as the entire entry area. If something needs repairing, repair it, if something needs painting, paint it.
3. Do some painting
Painting the interiors, as well as the exteriors of your house is a very easy and cost-effective method of enhancing the feel and the look of your home. A vast majority of home staging books and experts recommend using a neutral color pallet for painting. This way, you will ensure that no potential buyer gets uncomfortable since color preferences can be quite subjective. To ensure the best possible paint job, try hiring professional painters to do the job. It will cost you a bit, but it will significantly enhance the value of your house.
4. Small updates and repairs
There are a large number of things around your house that might need small updates or minor repairs. Start by thoroughly checking all the small items around your living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Pay special attention to the kitchen countertops and cabinets. If they are in need of some major repairs or are just slightly chipped, make a decision whether you want them repaired or refinished or completely replaced.
5. Floors and carpets
Do not forget to check out your flooring and carpets. The latter ones, especially, can contribute to the overall atmosphere of your rooms in a myriad of ways. Here, you should also decide whether they need to be refinished or completely replaced. If you have an old and worn carpet, do not hesitate to replace it. Even though it might add to an overall vintage feeling of your home, it is highly likely that potential buyers might not share your taste of carpets. New carpets will most certainly make your house sell faster and at a higher price.
6. Fresh and well lit
Last, but not least, make sure that your house is well lit and that it exudes a fresh and pleasant aroma. If your home is currently vacant, make sure to keep the air or heat conditioning system working all the time, while you are showing the house to the potential buyers.