Springtime is a popular time for homes to go on the market with that being said that means that many more houses you will be competing with. Last March I wrote a blog about the benefits of home staging. Go back and read that blog first to understand how important home staging is to get top dollar and off the market sooner. Now that you understand the importance of home staging let talk about how to accomplish that.
Tips for staging your home:
Store extra furnishings. You want walkways and rooms to look open and airy. Store excess furniture while your house is on the market. You want potential buyers to see there is plenty of room for them in your home. I am not a fan of storage units, but in this situation, it can be beneficial to temporarily rent one to store excess items. Unless you are planning to downsize then it is a good opportunity to start selling things that you are not in love with.
Toss obvious trash, junk mail, excess paper, old catalogs, and newspapers. Toss out old electronics such as old computers, cell phones, appliances. Be sure to erase or destroy the hard drive so personal information is not compromised. If you are in the Bowling Green area there is a Household Hazardous Waste day that will accept these items.
De-clutter closets and cabinets. Potential buyers look everywhere. Go through every closet and cabinet to find items that you can sell or donate. Just like the rooms in your home, you want your closets/cabinets to look spacious. This will also help when it comes to packing.
Pack personal items. Pictures of your family or accolades can distract a potential buyer from looking at the house. You want them to imagine their family living