10 Important Staging Tips When Selling Your Wellington Home
Selling your Wellington home takes more effort than simply listing it for sale in MLS and placing a For Sale sign in the front yard. You must showcase your home to make it stand out and above the competition One of the best ways to showcase your home and entice homebuyers is to stage it so buyers can see themselves living in your Wellington home for sale.
Here are 10 Important Staging Tips
1. Be Proactive
Make all minor and major repairs ahead of time. Go through your home and take care of issues like missing cabinet hardware, leaky faucets, and damaged baseboards. This demonstrates to potential buyers that you meticulously care for your home. A well-maintained home always sells faster and for more money than one that shows wear and tear.
2. Remove Personal Touches:
Buyers want to envision themselves in your home, not you and your family. Remove family photographs, memorabilia, and collections. The more neutral, the better.
Clear the kitchen and bathroom counters. Remove knick-knacks off shelves. Pack away a majority of the kids’ toys.
4. Organize Cabinets & Closets:
Buyers will look in all of your cabinets and closets, so it’s important to take the time to organize them. Neatly stack dishes, fold towels, organize clothes by color. The neater the better.
5. Deep Clean:
Make sure to scrub every inch of your home and if you can’t do it hire someone to do it for you. Remove cobwebs, dust everything including your ceiling fans. Clean the grout on the bathroom floor. Clean out your refrigerator. Hang fresh towels.
6. Freshen Up Your Yard:
Trim trees and hedges. Remove and replace dead or dying plants and flowers. Add fresh mulch or rock to flowerbeds. Clean the windows, both inside and out.
7. Get Rid of Odors:
Bad smells never sell! Take out the garbage daily and avoid cooking with foods that have a strong odor. Discussing essential oils like lemon or purify around the clock is a great way to make your home smell fresh and clean without the toxic chemicals.
8. Keep it Neutral:
Neutral colors sell homes, so keep the color light and bright. However, most sellers will want to stay away from bright white especially if kids and pets reside in the property.
9. Remove Furniture:
The more space the better, so you may have to remove chairs, tables, even sofas. Buyers need room to walk and gather, so don’t have wall to wall furniture throughout the house.
10. Rent a Storage Unit:
Most garages become the black hole and where people throw things they don’t know what to do with. However, don’t stuff your garage with these items, rent a storage unit instead.
If you are getting ready to list your Wellington home for sale call me today! I will walk you through the entire process from start to finish.