Get your listing in showing shape with these simple tips.
Lighten up. Some people prefer to live in dark houses. When you have a listing on the market, you must let the light shine in. Leave the shades up and the drapes opened. Homes show so much better with light.
Size up the competition. Walk through model homes or similar listings in your area to see what professionally staged homes look like. You can get a variety of great ideas to prepare your home for sale.
Define the space. Creatively define each space to highlight its use. Create a mudroom that is neat and orderly, a home office workspace, or a kid’s afterschool room with chalkboards and desks. Do not make potential buyers guess what the room is the used for.
Add simple curb appeal. Thoroughly clear all little branches, rake the leaves, and trim the bushes. Every landscaping detail proves that you care, and this translates to buyer appeal!
Not your own space. Take away everything that makes you feel like this is only your home (also get a head start on packing). Think about highlighting the best feature in each room.