Many home sellers underestimate the value of staging their home in preparation for an open house.
A little paint can go a long way in making a home more appealing. Home and Garden Television (HGTV) recommends painting adjoining rooms the same soft hue to make a small space seem bigger. Choosing matching curtains will enhance the visual trick.
Clearing up clutter is another simple and easy way to fast track bids. Over-sized furniture, bills, knick-knacks and toys should go into off-site storage during an open house, according to HGTV.
While the benefits of home staging can be plentiful, many people do not consider home staging until their house has sat on the market for a while. Getting a jump on staging may lead to faster market turn around, and for those who have been unsuccessful at staging on their own, there are professional options that may help push a sale along.
Homeseller Quinn Fletcher told the Edmonton Journal that hiring a pro helped her sell her home in a flash.
"It went on the market on a Tuesday and by Saturday afternoon we had multiple offers," she said.