Staging your home for the sell is one of the most important elements in making your space inviting and attractive to potential buyers, but in the midst of a move, who has the time (or money) for a complete renovation? Save time, money, and energy—without sacrificing quality—with these tips.
- Remove excess by ridding cluttered rooms of furniture or decorative pieces that are taking up too much space. Minimal seating, wall hangings, and rugs offer a cleaner, more appealing look.
- Increase the size of a space visually by pulling furniture away from walls, maintaining a similar color scheme between rooms, and incorporating lighter-colored fabrics.
- Avoid personalized items such as children’s toys, books, or DVD collections, which might be off-putting to potential buyers.
- Keep it clean by making sure to scrub down baseboards and floors, and dust around countertops and chairs. Less dirt and grime not only makes a home more appealing, but can make it feel larger, too.
- Replace dim lighting with brighter bulbs or modern fixtures. Lighting is one of the most important elements of a space that can also be one of the cheapest fixes.
- Clear out closets or swap out differently colored hangers for uniform ones. An organized closet can make a bedroom look more polished.
- Fresh flowers and plants, when used minimally and strategically, can instantly add a touch of charm and freshen up your home.
- Get organized and save time by boxing up as much as you can before potential buyers see your home. Less clutter means a more attractive home, and you’ll be glad you got a jump start on packing.
If you want to make the most of your open house without breaking your budget, be mindful to follow these tips—potential buyers will surely be impressed.
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