There are many benefits of staging your home properly, the main one being that you get the best asking price for the sale of your Lynchburg home.
- The curb APPEAL – first impressions before they even enter the house sets the tone. Just like the inside of the house, a couple easy and inexpensive ideas will go a long way in helping present the house to potential buyers. A nicely manicured yard with no weeds around the edges, especially in the front, and keeping trimmed or edged walkways. Also, a defined ‘clean’ line around the bottom of the house and other outside items, such as trees, fences, sheds, etc. Clear the yard from toys and other items that take away from the aesthetics. If you have a front porch, make sure it is neat and clean. Maybe a fresh coat of paint for the door or the trim might be a good idea. Light bulbs need to be working as well for the late evening showings.
- Let the LIGHT in – open your windows and blinds before the showing. You should also turn on your lights if the certain rooms do not have good natural lighting.
- SCENTS make sense – make your house smell CLEAN. Use aromatherapy or fresh flowers to add zest to the inside of your home.
- DECLUTTER – if you have kids, don’t stress out but have a plan by planning ahead if at all possible. Buy a simple toy chest or just sweep them under the bed, if you have a comforter that will hang to the floor. Knowing that a showing is coming up will help you but sometimes the kids don’t want to cooperate so use the toy chest, a simple box that can be pushed into the closet may work as well for emergencies. Minimize some areas of the home to help prepare ahead of time.
- TALK to your buyers – does your home have some quirkiness? Stage those areas to highlight them and give the potential buyers some thoughts about how they could use the uniqueness that comes with the house