Staging a Home for Sale is a technique that is rapidly becoming a favorite in the real estate community. Similar to having a house inspection before buying, Staging a Home attempts to get everything in order before selling. This is more complicated than a good spring cleaning, but the mind should be similar. The whole family should be involved before beginning and each member should know his or her role in the process. However, there should be a manager or person in charge of the project who will make sure that everything is completed in a timely manner.
When Staging a Home, the seller has to reverse roles mentally with a buyer to see exactly what he is looking for in a new home. By looking at the endavor through objective eyes, sellers are not waylaid by sentimental notions such as that engaging family heirlooms. This is not to say that they are not important, but just not perceiving of having the same amount of value to the seller. Make sure to remember this when deciding what to leave out when a tour is coming through.
Some other points to remember when staging a home for sale:
1). Keep clutter to a minimum – allow buyers to focus on the features of the house and not your mess.
2). Wash all of the windows – this demonstrates the care with which the house has been maintained.
3). Make sure that there are no cobwebs present anywhere – it shows frequent cleaning of all areas.
Just keep in mind that the seller has certain things in mind when they enter the house, so make sure they can focus on the house and not any problems that might exist. This helps to set their mind at ease and allows them a positive experience when on the tour. It also gives you a much better chance to sell the property. Good luck.
Now go stage that house.