Decluttering will make your home look more spacious immediately
It is not only square footage that matters when you list your home for sale. In showings, the subjective feel of the size of the living space matters as well. Surely, staging the house is one of the best ways to appeal to potential home buyers. But keep in mind that too much furniture occupying the space can actually have the opposite effect. Essentially, the last thing you want is to make your home feel cramped, messy, or small.
During the first phase of decluttering, you should focus on reducing the number of things you have. So, this means you should sell or throw away anything you have not used in over a year. Not only will this open up your living space, but it will also make packing for your relocation so much easier.
But the process should not end here. You should also consider doing away with any personalized or superfluous furniture and decor. This will make your home appear more spacious. Tasteful staging will also keep a sense of warmth and homeliness without overcrowding the living space.
Decluttering will raise the perceived value of your home
Make sure your interior decoration does not distract the home buyers
Of course, even if this happens, it is not the end of the world. (Even though it is definitely an unfavorable and stress-inducing situation.) For instance, you may be pressed for time to move all your things to your new Dallas home. If you assess you do not have enough time to declutter and pack on your own, you can rest assured that local moving experts do deal with all this and that you will be able to reduce and pack everything in time for the move.
However, even if you are just embarking on your home selling journey, a thorough declutter before listing your home for sale will make your life a whole lot easier. That is why it makes sense to declutter on time. Packing up your things will be a cinch when you have already done the preliminary elimination of unnecessary belongings.
Decluttering helps home buyers picture themselves living in your home
So, as we said, your goal is to make your home look spacious, maintained, clean, and stylish. Also, the fewer furniture pieces you have blocking the flow of movement, the easier it will be for the home buyer to explore the space and visualize their life inside the home.
In other words, decluttering allows the home buyers to see the property as a 'blank slate'. They will be able to imagine how their furniture and personal belongings may fit into the home. In that sense, reducing the number of things will help them achieve this as their eyes won't meet with any distractions.
Furthermore, your furniture might be too clunky or even outdated in the eye of the beholder. Some home buyers simply might not share your aesthetic preferences. Worst of all, too much furniture or its unfitting placement might even unnecessarily obscure the advantages of the living space.
All of this may bias the home buyers. It can make them conclude that the living space does not suit their needs. However, in reality, this may not be the case at all. It could be just that there was too much stuff in the room.
Decluttering your home will help the home buyers observe the space without distractions.
Sometimes it is hard for people to mentally eliminate the things around them and see the space for what it really is. That is why decluttering before listing your home for sale should be an essential, unskippable part of the home staging and home selling process.
Article by: Betty White of Moving Offices San Diego
How should you design your rental property to make it appealing to the greatest number of potential tenants?
When designing a rental property, there are 3 things you should know:
What are the steps that will ensure you design your rental property according to these three guiding principles?
Have sufficient lighting
Having the right type of lighting in the proper amounts can help you create the right ambiance in a rental. A poorly lit room will look uninviting and smaller than it is. A lot of natural lighting makes the home more appealing. Lighting fixtures should be chosen based on the quality of illumination, energy conservation, and how attractive they are. Lighting should be versatile to satisfy the various ways a room will be used.
Article by Neal Boyd of Bigham and Associates, LLC
Need to stage your home for selling? Don’t worry! Here’s what you should know about DIY staging and six tips and tricks to get your home ready for the camera and, ultimately, listing-ready.
What Do Buyers Want?
Staging your own home is a great way to save money, but it’s also easy to do wrong. Many homeowners struggle to separate their personal tastes from what buyers want. Even if you’re doing your own staging, have a conversation with your real estate agent to learn about the preferences of buyers in your market. An experienced agent will know what has worked for other homes in your neighborhood and have the objective viewpoint to see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Just make sure not to take negative feedback personally. If you want the best price for your home, you have to be open to constructive criticism.
What Should You Spend?
The cost of professional home staging depends on the size of your home, whether you’re renting furniture or using your own, and how long it takes your home to sell. If you have the funds, it’s definitely worth paying for a consultation with a professional stager like Prime Home Staging to guide your DIY efforts.
6 DIY Staging Tips
These tips will help you get your home ready to impress buyers without spending a lot.
Professional staging may not be in your budget, but a quick consultation to get you headed in the right direction will save you time and money! Home staging is key to making a good first impression on buyers, and without it, you may struggle to sell your property. No matter how small your staging budget, you can use these tips to sell your home.
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