In this week’s edition of the 6 part “Orlando Realtor Seller Series” we over some tips for staging a home properly for maximum profit in the least amount of time without breaking the bank.
By properly staging a home before showing, it can increase you net profit at the closing table. There are some rooms that are more important than others in the home staging process. It’s also important to spend whatever budget you have for staging on items that will give you the highest “return on investment” or [ROI].
Following are some simple tips that you can implement right now.
The first thing you should do is clean and de-clutter the home. Move any furniture or personal items that can make the home look smaller into the garage or storage facility. Just this step alone can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of the home and doesn’t cost much to get done.
To enhance the curb appeal of a home, the best thing to do is start with touching up the exterior paint if needed. Your paint color can be matched at any paint store so you shouldn’t need to buy much if you’re only touching up. The landscaping is also important for curb appeal. I’m not saying to spend thousands on new landscaping, usually all it takes is keeping the lawn mowed then trim the trees and bushes. You never get a 2nd chance to make a first impression so make it a good one!
Touching up the interior paint where need is also a good idea before showing the property. In some rooms you may even want to consider painting the entire room, especially if the paint looks worn or makes the room look dark and depressing. If the home is in need of an overall paint job, you may want to consider hiring a professional painter. New paint on a home is always yields one of the highest return on your investment when it comes to home improvement.
Adding some color with fresh flowers on showing days or a new welcome mat can also make the home look more appealing. These tips on enhancing a home’s appearance are low cost and easy to do.
By properly staging a home before showing it, not only will you increase your chances of selling it faster, but you’ll probably get more money at the closing table.