Have you already listed your house for sale? You’re probably wondering how to sell your house quickly and for the best price possible. Selling a house is similar to a job interview; most interviewees dress to impress their potential employer. When you’re selling your house, you need to dress it up to impress potential buyers.
Once you make your house more attractive to look at, the chances of selling it faster and for more money increase exponentially. Make your home clean and organized on the inside, immaculate landscaping on the outside, and the likelihood of selling quickly just skyrocketed!
It’s not always obvious how to stage a home in a way that will get it sold fast. How can you attract the most qualified buyers to your property? How do you make the right impression?
First, you may have to spend some of your selling budget to put your home in the best light. You have to spend it to make it. A few options are available:
You can hire a professional home stager, who will have the artistic eye for aesthetics to put your house in it’s best light. Realtors can usually name two or three home stagers who they trust to complete the job well.
Professional stagers often charge for an initial consultation, and then ask for either an hourly rate or a flat rate. The typical costs can range as low as $150 to thousands of dollars – the price depends on your geographical region and the amount of work that needs to be done.
You might decide to pay for the home stager’s consultation, and then implement the stager’s suggestions yourself. This option is easier on the budget. Homeowners may also have the professional take care of only the main rooms and address everything else on their own.
If you must be very careful with your selling budget, you can also do your own analysis completely independent of a professional home stager. Home staging requires the “sweat equity” if you want to impress those buyers. This checklist can help you know what to tackle first:
Ask your friends to role play a buyer/seller scenario. Tell them to act as if they were buying the home, and give you feedback, good or bad. They’ll help you know when you’ve completed dressed your house to impress and close a deal.
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