Staging your home for sale is one of the first steps when it comes to selling your home. Selling a home is hard, especially in a buyer’s real estate market! That’s why I am here to help and why it’s important to ‘stage’ your home. Preparing your home for sale is an especially important step in the selling process and will get your home noticed by potential buyers! These tips will help to make your home warm and inviting to boost the value of your real estate and speed up the sale process.

Staging your home for sale is especially important in a buyer’s market!

Keep it clean
Before you list your house for sale, do a thorough cleaning. Then all you need to do is maintain the cleanliness throughout the time that it is offered for sale.

De-clutter
With too many objects in your home, it can be hard for potential buyers to see past them to envision themselves living there. Try to view your home from an outsiders perspective. You need to find a fine balance between barren and cluttered.

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A clean, welcoming home is sure to get buyers’ attention.

Keep it warm and neutral
Brush on a fresh coat of warm, neutral-color paint in each room. Ask your real estate agent for help choosing the right shade. Then accessorize. Adding a vibrant afghan, throw, or accent pillows for the couch will jazz up a muted living room, as will a healthy plant or a bright vase on your mantle. High-wattage bulbs in your light fixtures will also brighten up rooms and basements.

Eliminate any odours
Open the windows while you’re cleaning to help air circulate and eliminate bad odors. Having any off-putting odours, including smoke or pet odors inside your home can turn off potential home buyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about whether your home has a smell and they can also give reccomendations as to how to get rid of those smells.

Make the entrance grand
Mow your lawn and trim your hedges, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before showings to make your lawn sparkle. If flowers or plants don’t surround your home’s entrance, add a pot of bright flowers. Top it all off by buying a new doormat and adding a seasonal wreath to your front door.

For all your real estate needs, call Jeff Scott, Sales Representative, Re/Max Land Exchange Ltd. Kincardine