5 DIY Home Staging Tips For Sellers on a Budget!
When it comes time to put your home on the market, there are a few things you could (and should!) do to make sure your property is ready for buyers. We’ve put together our top 5 do-it-yourself tips that WON’T break the bank!
1. Deep Clean
Roll up your sleeves and break out the mop because this one is a MUST. Buyers are most often turned off by an unkept home. Focus your efforts on the kitchen and bathrooms and wipe down, or paint dirty walls. Lay off the over scented products and instead make a batch of cookies to welcome prospective buyers into your sparkly clean home!
2. Clear Away Clutter
Time to put away your Grandma’s figurine collection and clear your kids alphabet magnets off the fridge. Take down colorful art and replace with mirrors to open up the space. Hide bathroom accessories under the cabinet and tuck away coats and shoes in a closet. Your home might be personalized to you but not all buyers will share the same taste. It’s best to neutralize your home so that it appeals to as many people as possible.
3. Purchase New Linens
A fresh set of sheets goes a long way when trying to sell your home. Replace old, frumpy bed linens and sagging pillows with a new matching set and make the beds. Purchase a few new, crisp, white towels, shower curtain and bath mat to rejuvenate your bathroom and give it a spa like feel. Add a new throw blanket over the couch and buyers will certainly be impressed with how inviting and polished your home feels!
4. Don’t Forget the Outdoor Space
No matter the size, an outdoor space is a major opportunity to impress a potential buyer. Replace a worn out welcome mat and hang greenery on your front door to make for a cheery entryway. Stage a tiny porch with a small bistro table, two chairs and potted plant to create a cozy setting. Blow away leaves and plant some colorful flowers in a large backyard and a set of white string lights for ambience when buyers are taking an evening tour. These little touches will help a buyer envision what they can expect should they purchase your home.
5. Clean Your Closet
Taking a peek in the closet tops the list of things to do for every potential buyer. Buy cheap, matching hangers from your local dollar store and organize your clothes. Line shoes up, coordinating colors to make for a tidy, monochromatic space. The cleaner and more organized your closet, the bigger it will look and feel. Since closet space is a major priority for many buyers, don’t miss this, often hidden opportunity, to button up your space from the inside out!