Home staging is something that sounds like getting a home ready for a movie shoot. However, it is actually a common practice for any person to do in preparation to sell the house. The property market is not just about the size of the house and the location of the property. Value is often in the eye of the beholder when selling the house. That is why people need to maximize the home’s potential to be valuable.
One of the most important parts of the home is the entrance. This is something many home staging experts forget. If the show home is immediately proceeded by an empty sales office, then people begin to think about the sales tactics that the people will use on them. That is why it is prudent to make the office look like part of the home. Have some beverage options there and flowers, so people don’t just think dollar signs when entering.
If the home does not have a sales office, then quite likely it is not a show home. But that does not mean that buyers do not want to see a nice front entrance. This is the first impression that people will get of the home. So make sure that the entrance has flowers outside and a place to take off muddy shoes inside. Also, keep the entrance way free of others’ clutter.
When staging the home, use modern furniture that maximizes the best features of the home. People like trendy decor and will appreciate the fresh look. Make sure to take out gaudy features like 70’s style wall paper. Keep the rooms open to interpretation and do not set a style that the person might not resonate with.
Home staging is all about decorating the home to make it look appealing. People want to spend time in a place that looks like it will be wonderful to relax in on a Sunday afternoon.
There are many parts of the home that are unique selling features. Think about what parts of a place are important even in a place of business. One area that comes to mind is the bathroom. This is typically an area that can be improved at a fairly reasonable cost but can make a huge difference. So try to renovate the bathroom when wanting to sell a house. Adding in modern features will definitely increase property value.
The property market is much better now than it was in the early 2000’s. People like to have special features in all their rooms, and are willing to pay a little extra for this. So in selling the house, make sure that every room has a unique selling point. For example, a kitchen can be made unique by possessing granite counter tops. This type of finishing will last forever and looks extra extravagant.
Make sure too that the unique selling points of some rooms are not over shadowed by decay. For example, if a room has a patio, people will be sure to keep this in mind. However, if the flooring on the patio is developing a green growth on it, not many people will be interested. Also, if the view from the patio is just an undeveloped garden, then it lacks the appeal that people need to enjoy the scenery.
Selling features are in every room. One has to remember this in order to ensure that there are not any cons to purchasing the home. People these days are busy and might not enjoy a fixer upper. Those types of homes sell for low prices because people dread the type of work that they have to do in them.
Take some time to peruse the home before putting it on the market and invest in selling features. They really will make a difference as to the perceived value of the home.