You have done all of the rehab work to your flip and now it is time to sell it, it goes without saying that you want it sold quickly and for the most money possible. Staging is one of the best ways to do that. Staging allows buyers to see your house as a home they can picture themselves living there and if you do it right then your potential buyers will walk out envisioning themselves in the house. Staging to sell is a bit of work but well worth it if it creates a multiple offer situation. Let’s look at how you can stage to get a better price.
Think like a Buyer
If you were looking for a home for your family what features would you pay attention to? What features do you want to draw attention to? Get into the head of a potential buyer to understand what they are looking for. Is there furniture is taking up too much space, then remove it and throw it in storage. Are the walls painted a neutral color, if they aren’t then you need to throw on some paint. Emphasize the house and not the stuff in it, let the buyers picture themselves living in the space.
Clean Up and Clean Out
If you have been living in the house while you have been fixing it then you need to remove all of your clutter and personal items. You need buyers to see it as their house and not yours. Get rid of family photos, remove the toys, clear everything off kitchen counters and put everything away like clothes, towels, pet stuff and get rid of anything you don’t need. During an open house buyers will look absolutely everywhere so everywhere has to be neat and tidy. Deep clean everywhere!
Stage Each Room
Each room in your house serves a different purpose and you need to accent the function of those rooms. Bedrooms should be in neutral colors and make visitors feel warm and comfortable. Take most of your clothes out of the closet so that it looks bigger.
Kitchens and Baths Sell Houses
While you probably realize the importance of the kitchen don’t overlook the bathroom while you are staging. Bathrooms need to be simple but impeccably clean. If the fixtures are dated then update them. Spending money on a nice towel rod along with a nice shower curtain is well worth the money. You can add a candle or two for the scent.
Before you show any house a deep cleaning is a must, you can do it yourself or hire a professional cleaning company to come in and take care of it for you. Steam clean all of the rugs and drapes, dust off the ceiling fans, you want everything to sparkle. Staging is crucial to selling for top dollar.