When you’re getting ready to sell your home, there are several things you’re focused on before potential buyers come to see the property. If you’re working with a realtor, you want to be sure you’re putting the house on the market at the right asking price, and you want to be sure the house is in the best shape it can be. You might be doing some minor renovations, but once those are done, you’re ready to show the house. However, before you can do so, you want to be sure your home is properly staged so that it’s inviting and appealing to those who come to see it. At Nau Real Estate Services in Greenwood Village, we can help you get your house ready to sell!
Where to Start?
Once the house is on the market, you may only have a few days before offers start coming in. Before you list the property with your realtor, you’ll want to begin staging the house. It can be challenging to decide where to start with the staging, but it’s often best to start with the most heavily used rooms such as the bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen. You’ll want to make sure each room is clean and that extra clutter is cleared away. You want the house to feel lived in, but you also want buyers to see the potential for the way they live and store things. The infographic to the right can give you some tips on where to start with these essential spaces.
Once those rooms are done, move on to the dining room, where you should focus on decorating the table so that people can see the potential for formal dinner parties and family gatherings. The dining room can often be forgotten about, but dressing it up for an open house can be a key selling point.
Clean Out the Closets
Your closets are often where you stuff things to get them out of the way, but when you’re getting ready to sell, it can be beneficial to pull half of everything out and store it elsewhere. People need to see that the house has plenty of storage, and they’re going to open the closets during showings and open houses. You can always leave the closet doors open for easy access, and make sure to change the light bulbs so that people can see!
Check the Lighting
Speaking of light bulbs, it’s important to check every fixture and switch in the house before buyers arrive. Burnt out bulbs and broken switches can have a negative impression on people, and could make them think that the house has electrical problems. Take the time to dust and clean each fixture, and replace old bulbs with new, energy-efficient options.
Clean Between Showings
It may take a few showings before people begin making offers, and you’ll want to be sure to clean between each open house. You’re still living in your house and you need certain personal items every day, but taking the time to put everything away and dust and vacuum can make a big difference. If you don’t have the time, consider hiring a professional cleaning or staging company to take care of things for you.