Tips for First Time Property investors: Molly's Real Estate Blog

Tips for First Time Property investors: Molly's Real Estate Blog

Staging Tips to Increasing the Chances of Selling Your Home Fast

by Vanesa Diaz

When it comes to property sales, homeowners may not be familiar with the best practices for going about it. Granted, some may know that it is necessary to stage your home so as to give potential buyers an idea of what it would be like living on the property. Unfortunately, some homeowners do not know how to use techniques that will not only increase the value of the home, but also the chances of selling it fast. The last thing you would want is your property staying on the market for months on end. Here are some staging tips to increasing the chances of selling your home fast.

Do not depersonalize the residence

The first mistake people make when it comes decluttering the home to get ready for staging is depersonalizing it. Decluttering would be to eliminate any excess items that do not add character to the living space. You would be better off having a friend house these items for you for the time being so as not to take up the storage spaces in the home. Putting them in your storage will inhibit potential buyers from getting the full visual of how much storage space the residence actually has.

The second thing to consider when decluttering is that you should not make your home look like a generic residence. Let it have some character so that potential buyers can have an idea of what it would be like to live there. Keep in mind that buyers will sometimes buy into the idea of a certain lifestyle rather than make their decision solely based on the specifications of the home. Lastly, contemplate replacing bulky furniture with smaller or fewer pieces. This will give an overall sense of spaciousness, which is always considered a premium.

Repaint the home

One of the common misconceptions that sellers have is that repainting the home is for the sole purpose of making it look new. Although it does contribute to making the home look spotless and clean, there are numerous other benefits to opting for a fresh lick of paint. For one, opt for a neutral shade of colour. Neutral colours make rooms seem bigger as natural light reflects on them. Secondly, a freshly painted room will make it easier for the potential buyers to envision their own personal items accessorizing the walls. On that note, ensure you have taken down any personal portraits that may be adorning the walls. Lastly, neutrally painted walls make it easier for the potential buyers to move right in as they do not have to repaint the walls in the event they do not like the colour scheme you had previously chosen.

For more tips, work with an experienced real estate company like Donley Real Estate


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Tips for First Time Property investors: Molly's Real Estate Blog

Hi, my name is Molly. I have been a property owner since my grandma died when I was eighteen, and I inherited a rental property. Over the years, I have managed that property very successfully, and about ten years ago, I started adding to my collection. While I would definitely say that the investment property game is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it can make lucrative money. To help others who are interested in getting into the game, I have decided to start a blog. Here, I am going to share insider tips, experiences and ideas. Get comfortable and feel free to explore!