Spend Less Time on the Market With an Open House and Home Staging Techniques
Using my home staging pointers will get your home sold faster in Lake Oswego. Bylsma Team can help you create a welcoming atmosphere that makes buyers to want to stay permanently. Give me a call at 503-577-0200 and I will stage your home to sell.
Before you list your house for sale, consider a proven way to sell your house: well-planned home staging. Some advantages to home staging include less time on the market and higher bids. If you want to sell your home quickly, think about a well thought out approach to home staging.
Home staging is part of preparing your home for an Open House. Staging centers on on your home's presentation to buyers while showing off the features of your home with thoughtfully placed furnishings and decorations so that your home feels bigger and buyers can envision living in your home.
Prepping your house for an Open House doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we'll work to get a top dollar bid for your property. Use these home staging tips to get you started:
Start with the exterior of your house, also called your curb appeal. Inspect the exterior of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What great features seem to fade into the background?Knowing this helps us to choose what plan of action we can use to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't the best it can look on the outside with retouched paint and colorful garden plants it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
Can buyers picture themselves hanging out in your living space, unwinding in your master bedroom or getting work done in your home office? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you do this by suggesting changes that highlight your home's features.
I'll suggest that you get rid of anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and kids' works of art should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the home so buyers can picture it as their new home.
Every area gets a once-over. Enhancements that directly affect your dollars include fixable like furniture pieces that should get removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs changing, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.
Potential buyers want a residence that seems comfortable. Items that could be "offensive" should be removed so that your house will have general appeal at the open house.
Setting the Stage
You'll know when for the Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to set the stage for what buyers can expect after they close on your house.
Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and add lighting where needed to show off your property. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a pleasing fragrance circulates from every area. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your sofa and bed. Buyers should feel like your home is their future home.