How to “Home Stage” for Today’s Market
How to home stage for today’s market without breaking the bank. Every homeowner’s #1 priority should be to make the property more alluring to prospective buyers. In this article is a list of home staging tips to lure the prospective buyer and to help you get a fair market price.
Neutral is better
Touching up paint, upgrading old appliances and fixtures and cleaning out closets, the basement and garage will definitely give you an edge in today’s competitive real estate market. Though, be careful when choosing colors and styles. Burgundy and dark counter tops may be a favorite of yours but maybe not for a potential buyer. Keep colors, décor and designs as middle-of-the-road as possible.
Take in to account the size of rooms when placing furniture. The furniture should “fit” the room. If the room is small, stick to smaller sized couches and chairs. If the room is spacious, over-sized furniture will give it that cozy feel without looking cluttered. Find the balance.
Know the target audience
Real estate is not a general market. Educate yourself on the target audience that is buying in your demography.
For example, if young professionals or millennia are shopping the area, remodel in a more contemporary style. But if the target audience leans toward the elderly, upgrades should be subdued, landscaping easily maintainable with easy access to entrance doors.
Set a reasonable asking price
Don’t make the mistake of listing your home too high on the market. Do a comparable market analysis to find out what the average price is for the area to ensure the property will appeal to the widest range of buyers.
Even if the house looks awesome, overpriced property can make it considerably harder for prospective buyers to make an offer.
Don’t overspend on renovations
In this market, investing in expensive renovations will no longer get the return it once did. Perspective buyers aren’t going to look at the upgrades, they are going to look at the bottom line of the house compared to others in the neighborhood.
Invest in things such as light fixtures, cabinet drawer pulls and a new alarm system. Touch up paint throughout the house and de-clutter closets, the garage, attic and basement.
To make the de-cluttering aspect cost efficient call R & R Containers. They can deliver the right sized roll-off container to your front door.
The above tips will help you get the most from your staging efforts, and R & R Container can help you get the most from your clean up. Call today to order your container in Marietta, GA and the surrounding areas 770-975-9554.