Staging your home is no longer not an option IF you want to sell it for top dollar and quickly. In today’s market over 80% of potential buyers look on the internet first to view your home. If your home does not look WOW you may get passed over! There are some very essential things you need to do before putting your home on the market. Decluttering and depersonalizing are two of your ‘Must Do’ priorities and having a clean home speaks volumes to your potential buyer. Many homes need simple home improvements that are good ROIs and the best place to spend money is on updating the look of your home with a new neutral paint colour. Buyers want the ‘move-in-ready’ home and this means you do have to make some investments. The next best areas to invest are in new flooring (Canadians prefer hardwood), lighting fixtures (brushed nickel) and window treatments (2” faux white wood blinds).
First impressions only take a few minutes and if your home furnishings are old and drab looking, that first impression may have cost you the sale of your property! Buyers like to feel positive emotions so that they can see themselves in their ‘new home’. You may need to rent furnishings such as sofas and chairs, art and accessories if your home doesn’t appeal to your target market. Vacant properties need to be staged with great furniture as statistics prove they sit on the market longer than a staged property. Home stagers can provide those rentals to you, get you started with a plan in your recommendation report and stage your home!
Canada’s Home Staging Expert, Dana J. Smithers will share her Top 5 Tips For A Quick Sale with you on March 9 at Lynn Valley Library 10am. Register HERE. You can also purchase her eBook DIY – Getting To An Open House in 10 Easy Steps! And Creating Curb Appeal that Sells!