When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for the potential buyers who walk through the door. That’s where home staging comes in.
Looking to sell your Westlake home? These staging tips can help!
49% of buyers’ agents believe that home staging has an effect on how a buyer views the home,
with 77% saying that it makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their own.
On the sellers’ agent side,
21% report that home staging increases the value of a home between 6% and 10%,
and 39% note that it greatly decreases the total amount of time a home is on the market.
Do you think staging your Southlake home can help it sell quicker?
Make a good first impression!
Not all rooms are considered equal when it comes to home staging. You want to focus your efforts on the rooms that have the biggest potential to influence buyers’ decisions, and spend less time on the rooms that won’t make much of a difference.
This staging tip is a bit more time and cost intensive, but it can make a major difference when it comes to your sale price and time on the market. Bright colors on walls help people express their personality in their homes, but they can be a major turn-off for buyers.
When you’re staging your Southlake home to sell, one of the very best things you can do is paint over any garish colors with neutrals, like gray, white, and taupe.
Bold colors can DiStRacT from a room’s assets, and like photos and clothes, are bold signifiers not of the home’s future, but of its past.
Potential Buyers might want bright colors themselves, but a neutral home gives them the option to do that – or not.
Make the rooms look bigger!
Dark rooms are sad rooms. Brighten up by letting as much light shine in the house as possible. Open the blinds on all of the windows, which in addition to letting in more light will also make rooms seem bigger. (If your yard needs a bit of work, keep blinds down but open the slats to get a similar effect without showcasing any problem areas.) Turn on all the lights in your house for showings, including lamps and closet lights. This well help make your home more welcoming, and also saves buyers from having to stumble around figuring out which switches turn on which lights.