First impressions are everything when you want to sell your home. Â Not everyone can afford to hire a professional â€œstagerâ€ to prepare your home to sell, but there are some cheap ways to do it yourself.
CHEAP WAYS TO STAGE YOUR HOME TO SELL
1)Â De-PersonalizeÂ â€“ This is the easiest and cheapest way to stage your home. Â Simply remove some of your own clutter and mementos. Â Itâ€™s important not to distract a potential buyer from seeing a hundred photos of your family around.
2)Â De-Clutter and OrganizeÂ â€“ If youâ€™ve lived in your home awhile, youâ€™ve probably started collecting a lot of stuff. Â That stuff can create a lot of clutter, especially in smaller homes. Â Go around your home and start organizing and getting rid of the clutter. Â That includes clearing off the kitchen and bathroom countertops. Â Youâ€™ll want potential buyers to see the space available in the home â€“ not the lack of it.
3)Â Rearrange RoomsÂ â€“ How you live and how you show a home can sometimes call for completely different furniture layouts. Â Move furniture around to create space and walkways. Â Remove any bulky furniture and put it in storage.
4)Â Neutralize RoomsÂ â€“ For the cost of paint and supplies, you can neutralize any room. Â A red wall in your bedroom may coordinate with your bedding, but many buyers will be turned off by it. Â If you donâ€™t want to do a full paint job around the house, be sure to make necessary touchups. Â Itâ€™s better to give the appearance of fresh paint than to have dirty and scratched walls throughout the home.
5)Â DeodorizeÂ â€“ Homes have their own unique smell and because you live there you may not be aware of it. Â A smelly home will not create a great first impression for potential buyers. Â If you arenâ€™t sure if your home smells, ask a neighbor or friend to stop by and get their opinion. Â You can clean and deodorize with air fresheners to create a warm and clean environment.
6)Â Create Curb AppealÂ â€“ Remember that the first impression is everything when selling your home. Â You want potential buyers to feel invited when they pull up to your home. Â Mow the lawn, replant flowers, remove dirt and debris from the sidewalk and gutters, and pressure wash the exterior if it needs it.
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