The bottom line is that if you have your home on the market and it is a mess with piles of magazines, unmade beds and dirty dishes in the sink; you will not get the best price for your home! You want people to walk into your home and imagine that your life style is there life style.
Here are some tips from Inman News:
HO-- -- USE HUNTING TIP: It's worthwhile to consider hiring a home staging decorator. Some sellers need only a consultation of one to two hours. Ask the stager what you should keep and what should be moved out before you start showing the house. Also, get recommendations for furniture and artwork arrangement. The way you live in your house is not necessarily the best way to show it off to prospective buyers.
For example, many homeowners place their sofa across from the fireplace, which can mean that a buyer is greeted by the back of the sofa when they walk into the room. It stops them in their tracks. If the sofa is moved to one side and two chairs are placed opposite the sofa, the room will appear more open and the traffic flow won't be obstructed.
Sometimes the scale of your furniture isn't right for showing your home to its best advantage. Recently, buyers who had been looking for more than a year for the right house saw one that they thought could be it. However, they were concerned that the bedrooms were too small.
They had the good sense to go home and get a tape measure. They came back to the house and measured the rooms they were concerned about. It turns out they were larger than they appeared. The house was furnished with beautiful pieces, but they were large and made some rooms appear smaller than they actually were.
Today's buyers have a lot to think about when they buy a home. Are they buying at the right price and time? Will the house work for the long term? Can they qualify for and afford the financing they need? It helps the process along if you can create an ambiance that enables a buyer to fall in love on the first visit.
THE CLOSING: You need to create the wow factor so that when buyers walk in they say, "I better act quickly. This house won't be on the market for long."
My wif eand I work with a few great people that can help you WOW the buyers:
Melissa Picheny -646.522.2252
They are all fantastic!
If you have any further questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org