Prepping Your House for an Open House in Annapolis, Maryland
If you need extra information on home staging to sell your home quickly in Annapolis, contact me and I'll assist you with designing the best image for your home.
Expert home staging is an established strategy applied to sell a house here in Annapolis. Some positive aspects of home staging include fewer days on the market and higher bids. If your goal is to sell your home quickly, go for a well thought out approach to home staging.
Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging centers on on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while showing off the features of your home with thoughtfully placed furniture and photos so that your home looks more spacious and buyers can envision living in your home.
Prepping your property for an Open House shouldn't be thought of as another hurdle in getting your home sold. At times, it's a thrilling and creative project. Together, we'll strive for a premium offer for your property. Begin with this home staging advice and you'll see that your house spends fewer weeks on the market after listing:
First, look at the exterior of your house, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your house from a street view. What do you notice first? What dollar-earning characteristics seem hidden?Understanding this assists us in determining what steps we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't the best it can look on the outside with refreshed paint and bright garden plants we'll need to tackle those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your home's final selling price.
Could a buyer envision themselves watching a movie in your living room, unwinding in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you accomplish this by suggesting small improvements that highlight the features of your property.
I'll suggest that you take away anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Ugly or dirty areas make your home look smaller and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves calling your property "home".
Every area gets a once-over. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll ensure your home has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, steering clear of "offensive" or "too-bright" shades on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can try temporary furnishings. The goal is for your house to look homey as opposed to empty.
Setting the Stage
At your Open House, we want to engage the buyer's senses.
Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like part the curtains and create light where needed to show off your house. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a delightful scent flows from every room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.