When you make the decision to sell your home, you really want it to sell as quickly as possible. After all, most homeowners cannot afford to move until they sell the home they already have. If you did move before selling your home, you are likely in a hurry to take your budget down to one mortgage payment instead of two. Realtors and other professionals say that homes sell 90 percent faster when you stage your home. While staging can cost some money, there are some things you can do to sell your home faster that won’t cost you a dime.
It probably goes without saying that you should clean your home before showing it. But how clean does it really need to be? You might be tempted to do just your normal weekend cleaning, but what you really need to do is deep cleaning. Pretend that it is spring and you are deep cleaning your home after a long winter of staying indoors. That is how clean you want your home to be for showings.
You want your potential buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home. They need to see how much space you really have. Clutter can make a space seem smaller. For example, a full closet looks much smaller than a well organized closet. Decluttering closets and other areas of your home will make it seem more spacious and inviting.
Set the Table
Now is a great time for you to get out your best china and linens and set your table as you would for a fancy meal. Buyers want to be able to see their family in your home, and having the table set beautifully is a great way for them to envision what it will be like to have their own family meals in that room.
If you are looking for other ways to stage your home and sell it faster, you can do inexpensive fixes like adding a coat of paint to your exterior trim or doing some yard work to enhance curb appeal. If you have any additional questions about how to sell your home fast, contact us for more information.