Even if this is your first time selling a Kenai house, chances are good that you have heard about home staging. But, just in case it has slipped past you, home staging is the process of making your house appeal to buyers. In the best situation, your house comes out looking like it belongs on the cover of a magazine.
Working with a professional home stager will make the process easy for you. However, it can impact your bottom line on the sale of your Kenai house. While the money that you spend is well worth it – because studies have shown that staged homes tend to sell faster and for more money than those that are not staged – there are ways you can handle this on your own if your budget is tight.
The first thing that any home stager is going to have you do is declutter. No one is going to want to buy your Kenai house when it’s filled with stuff everywhere they look. You don’t want your clutter to detract from the actual features of your house.
To start, spend time sorting through each room. Look for items to throw away, give away, sell, or pack up to take to your new house. If you won’t need it while your Kenai house is for sale and it doesn’t add to the appeal, then pack it up and get it out of the house. You can unpack it again once your house sells and you have moved.
Many Kenai sellers will declutter the rooms of their house but forget about the closets. However, it is important that you spend time cleaning out your closets. Eliminate as much ‘stuff’ as you can from closets and extra storage areas.
The purpose of doing this is that you want Kenai buyers to see that the house has plenty of storage. Buyers will open every drawer and look in every closet. If they see that they are packed with your stuff, it can send a signal that the house is either too small or does not have enough storage.
Buyers can’t get enough of natural lighting in a house. So make sure that you have all the lightbulbs checked to ensure that they are working and that they are putting off the same type of light.
With this done, open up all curtains, remove shades, and wash your windows. You want all the natural lighting possible to come in through the windows during a showing.
Not only do you need to declutter, but you need to make the Kenai house look like you don’t live there. It’s easier for a buyer to picture living in the house if they aren’t having to try to block out the pictures of your family that they see all over. Make each room beautiful and inviting but remember to keep your personal touches out of it.
When we live in a house, we tend to arrange the furniture in the way that works the best for us. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to show the house.
For example, in your living room your furniture might be situated to make it nice to watch television. However, when you’re showing your house you want to arrange the furniture in the living room in a way that shows off the stunning fireplace or the large bay window.
Staging doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. Follow these five tips above and look for small ways to make your house appeal to Kenai buyers. Doing this can be a great first step to getting the house sold.