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By Rasheed Muhammad | Agent in Media, PA

3 Tips to Staging the Outside of your Home Like a Pro

Are you considering putting your house up for sale, but not positive where to begin? Afraid it will take too long to sell, or that you just won’t get the price you would like? Think about “staging” your home, or in alternative words, setting the scene for immediate buyer interest in your property.


To be really effective, you wish to look at each the outside and the inside of your home. Here are three tips to urge you starting with the skin of your home:


1. Go stand on the road to see what shoppers see when driving up to the house. Be aware that any negative impressions they get outside the house (landscaping not maintained or non-existent, peeling paint, etc.) is just going to make them think that the house itself has not been well taken care of. Therefore even if you have spent the time and money to mend up the interior, it might all be wasted if the clients get a bad first impression as they drive up to the house.


2. Next, step outside your front door and close the door; then stand on the stoop and go searching for 5 minutes. While the realtor fumbles for keys and tries to work out the way to open the door, the purchasers are standing behind and looking around. Therefore what are they seeing? Dead plants, old Halloween decorations in the center of January, cobwebs?  Again, not a sensible first impression!


It’s undoubtedly value so take a while and clean it up. Want to travel a step further? Try a new coat of paint or some new furniture or accessories.


3. Don’t forget the backyard. While that may not be half of the potential buyers’ 1st impression expertise, you continue to and should make positive it’s in the most effective condition. Pull up weeds, water plants, do some sweeping (if that’s applicable in your case) and perhaps even purchase new furniture or accessories (plant pots, bird houses, etc.)


And the largest tip of all? Imagine yourself as a possible buyer looking at your property for the initial time. What impressions are you getting? Would YOU purchase your house? What would you wish to see modified before you put an offer on your house?


And don’t worry about spending many thousand dollars to get your house prepared to sell – you’ll get it all back when your house sells. Correct staging helps you sell your house in a shorter time and at the worth you would like.


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