When preparing your Omaha home for sale, you want to give potential buyers a great first impression and show your home in the best possible light. A great way to do this is to stage your home before showing. Staging a home is mostly de-cluttering, but also includes a few other steps that many sellers often overlook. Here are a few steps to take to stage your home and prepare it for an open house:
- De-personalize: Pictures of you and your family will make buyers think about others living in the home and you want them to picture themselves living there.
- Neutralize: Bright colors can be a turn-off because if a home buyer hates it they’ll think of all the painting they’ll have to take on themselves. It is best to stick with neutral colors and add in pops of color with throw pillows or fresh flowers.
- Maximize Space: When it comes to home staging, think less is more! You want buyers to focus on the space in your home, not furniture, the clothes hanging in your closet, or books on your built in shelves.
- Clean: This might seem obvious, but with all the work that comes with selling a home it can be easy to overlook. The hard work and elbow grease that go into dusting fans, wiping baseboards, and scrubbing the floor are worth it. A dirty home will leave a horrible first impression and could make buyers question the condition of the home. (Check out our Top Four Spring Cleaning Tips!)
According to the 2015 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors, 49% of realtors state that most buyers are affected by home staging, and another 47% report some buyers are affected by home staging. Home staging will allow you to get top dollar for your home and can make your home sell quicker. If you have a home to sell, let the Houses in Omaha team help you from staging to closing. Contact us today at www.HousesInOmaha.com or call/text us at 402-578-1910.
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