Set the Stage: How to Get Your House Ready for Potential Buyers

Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Well before you put your home on the market, you need to make sure that it is as eye-catching and cozy as possible.

A little bit of staging can go a long way, and improving the appearance of your home might even increase its resale value.

Here are a handful of tips and tricks that you can use to improve the form and function of your home just before you list it.

Set the Stage How to Get Your House Ready for Potential Buyers

  • Depersonalize

    You want buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is to remove your personal possessions. If your house is filled to the brim with family pictures and heirlooms, then the buyers might feel as if they are invading your personal space.

    Having a few of your belongings in each room isn’t a big problem, but you need to make your home as neutral as possible.

  • Tackle Easy Cosmetic Projects

    Completely overhauling your home might sound like a good idea, but a total renovation could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. Instead of a complete restoration, you might want to tackle a few basic cosmetic projects.

    Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls will brighten your home and hide any surface blemishes on the walls. Installing new carpet is another quick and affordable project that will have a major impact on the appearance of your house.

  • Get Rid of Unnecessary Furniture

    If your home seems cluttered, try to get rid of some furniture. A few key pieces of furniture will be all that you need in each room, and you want to make sure that those pieces are clean and eye-catching.

    You can also speak with a real estate seller about hiring a staging expert if your current furniture is outdated or damaged. Many staging specialists will loan matching furniture to their clients for the walkthroughs.

  • Eradicate Unpleasant Odors

    After living in your home for an extended period of time, you are going to become used to the odors. That is why you need to have a third-party come into your home and tell you if there are any unusual or unpleasant smells.

    To get rid of most smells, you can deep clean all of the carpets and curtains in your house. You should also sanitize the kitchens and bathrooms if there is a musty odor.

Once your home has been cleaned and staged, you need to make sure that it remains ready for a walkthrough at all times. Spending a few minutes tidying up every morning is going to be much easier than spending hours cleaning your home at the start of each week.

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