Did you know that, according to Washington Post, sales of new homes were higher in May 2014 than they’ve been since the economy crashed in 2008? Taking the recovered housing market as a sign that it’s time to buy or build a home they’ve always wanted, many Americans are putting their placeholder homes on the market so that they can start the next chapter of their lives.
Even if it is something of a seller’s market out there, the fact remains that you can’t just put your home on the market and expect success — at least, not if you want home buyers to take notice quickly. By seeing to your interior design and implementing a number of other home staging tips, you can make sure your home is taken off the market almost as quickly as you put it on.
Four Simple Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Fast
- Use Low Cost Alternatives to Update Your Home
- Grime isn’t Going to Help You Sell Anything
- Let There Be Light
- Declutter Your Rooms
As HGTV writes, one of the biggest home staging challenges when you decide to sell your home is updating your outdated features without breaking the bank. One of the most expensive updates you could have to deal with is updating the tile in your bathrooms. However, what you might not realize is that you don’t need to replace the tile to update it. A new coat of paint in a trendy color will make your washrooms look like new.
For BankRate, the number one way to scare away any potential buyers is to show them a filthy home. You don’t want the home to be as sterile as a hospital, but you do need to show that you’ve taken care of the place. Wash the windows, mop your floors, and vacuum; you’ll be surprised how far those little touches will take you.
One of the most challenging obstacles for any home staging is lighting. Darker homes are known to look dank and smaller than they actually are. If you follow a simple suggestion from Parade and turn on the lights and open the shades in your home during a showing, it will make your home look larger and more inviting to buyers.
Stuff: American homeowners tend to collect it and pile it up in different places around their homes like it’s going out of fashion. If you want to sell your home quickly, writes StyleatHome.com, you need to get rid of your clutter. Hold a yard sale to make a few extra bucks or donate what you don’t need to charity. After your home sells, you’ll be glad you got rid of the junk you didn’t want to have to move, anyway.
Do you make a living selling homes or condos for sale? What home staging tips can you give homeowners to help them get rid of their homes fast? Sound off with your tips in the comments below! Helpful sites.