Home staging: everyone’s least favorite part of getting ready to move. However, it’s also one of the most essential. No one wants to buy a house that’s dirty, messy, or outdated, but the last thing you feel like doing is putting a lot of money into a home you’re leaving behind. Fortunately, there are several ways you can increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers without breaking the bank. Check out these home staging tips for when it comes time to sell your Anne Arundel County home!
Home Staging on a Budget
Unfortunately, no one will give your house a second glance unless you’ve upped the presentation and given it a clean and fresh look. But you don’t need to remodel to get buyers to notice your home – just use these tips!
- Put away your personal items
You’ve put a lot of time into personalizing your home and giving it your own unique touch, but what you like isn’t necessarily what others will like. You want prospective home buyers to view your house as their own future home – that means getting rid of photographs and other knick-knacks like awards and trophies that may have your names on them. You want the focus to be on your home – not your wedding photo.
- Get rid of clutter
We get it – you’re moving. But when you’re packing up, make sure you hide away those moving boxes well out of sight. Pack away all the kids’ toys, your DVD collection, everything from your countertops and bookshelves – you want prospective buyers to see your home as a blank slate that they can fill with their own items. Pack away the boxes neatly in a corner of the garage, ask a friend to use their space, or consider renting a small storage unit until your home is sold.
- Freshen up
If you have freshly painted walls, you’re already ahead of the game. If not, consider repainting your rooms in neutral tones that will fit any color scheme and that look neat and clean. Not only will this help you to appeal to buyers, but it can also increase the value of your home. Choose minimal furniture and ensure each room has a distinct purpose. Also take the opportunity to clean out old things you no longer have any use for while rearranging your rooms. It will make your room look neater and save you space when packing up.
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