Zack Childress, an expert real estate mentor and author, gives you staging tips to maximize profit and minimize the time your home sits in the market. Read on to find out
Guidelines by Zack Childress on how to stage your home
Staging does not sell your home. But it will definitely help to maximize profit and minimize the time your home sits in the market. While staging takes a lot of time, efforts and is usually costly, there are some budget-friendly staging ideas that can be followed.
Put forth the utility of a room
When you market your property, make sure to define the purpose of rooms. For example: If your prospective tenant is going to use the home as an office, specify to him that the hall can be used as the reception, the room on the right can be used as the managing directors room, the 3 rooms on the left can be used as the working floors and so on. Buyers will not understand the use of rooms clearly unless explained.
Coat your bathroom tiles with paint
Replacing tiles can be very costly. Instead if you paint them, they will wear a new look and become a big hit with the buyers. Painted bathrooms can fetch you big fat money. First use a bonding primer and then a ceramic epoxy coating which is highly protective.
A dark home is not impressive. So, use a few inexpensive table or desk lamps for lighting your home. A well lit home is sure to attract potential buyers. Make sure to turn on the lights bought when buyers visit your home.
Check the kitchen – the center selling feature of your home
Clean your kitchen cupboards. It’s not just the exteriors of these that should be clean but also the interiors. Dust free kitchens create a good opinion in the minds of the buyer persona. The kitchen slab must be spotless enough to even eat from. Utensils and fittings like windows, doors, bulbs and others must be wiped spic and span. Gadgets, the sink and the floor must be free of dirt and non sticky. On the whole, a neat and tidy kitchen is sure to help you go a long way in selling your home.
Check for unpleasant smells
You should check your home for odors. Odors can be a ‘put off’ factor to prospective buyers. It’s better to ask your neighbors about odors in your home since you may have developed an immunity to stenches around.
Use inviting colors and neutral furniture
Use light-toned colors to paint your home. They create a pleasant feeling. Don’t use very bright colors to as the practice is out of trend. You don’t want the buyer to be diverted by your personal belongings, so abstain from using shiny neon furniture. Instead use neutral furniture. This helps your future buyer to focus on the home’s features without being distracted.
Make sure that your home is staged carefully. Careless staging can cost you dollars. Follow these easy and inexpensive staging tips given by Zack Childress to stage your home successfully.