How Staging Helps An Occupied Home Sell In Phoenix.
Many sellers are living in their property while it is listed for sale. That's ok!
This Phoenix Home Staging Professional will share some tips to attract more buyers and sell that property faster.
These are all things you can do while living in your home to make it more appealing to buyers.
Curb Appeal - When buyers drive by your property, you want them to see a place that's been well-maintained and cared for. Clean up any litter from the yard. Keep all shrubs and grass well trimmed and show buyers this property has received lots of tender loving care. Make sure the entrance is freshly painted and attractive. No broken screens or out of date lighting. You don't want extra vehicles sitting around, or bikes and toys in the front yard. These are all things you can do to make your property attractive to buyers.
Keep It Show Ready - While you're living in your home, make a special effort to keep rooms orderly, and sofa pillows neat. A Home Stager can help with accessorizing important features to show them to buyers as a positive element of the home. Below are subtle differences, but significant when attracting buyers.
Clear Kitchen Counters - You'll want to clear the everyday items from your kitchen counters. Coffee pots, knife sets, toaster, & other items used daily need to be kept in the cabinets and brought out only for use, then returned to their hiding spot. Why? Buyers will see this as your kitchen. They'll feel they're in someone else's personal space. You want buyers to imagine their life in this space. A Home Stager will bring in props that will allow buyers to imagine life in this kitchen...their life. Think sparkling clean...Think model home. Notice the subtle but effective differences in these before and after shots of this occupied kitchen.
Depersonalize personal spaces - Sometimes we live with things we know aren't the greatest, but we use what we have. When preparing a property for sale a Home Stager may suggest bringing in a few "show" accessories or bedding to transform the space into that "model home" feel. Your focus should not be on "what's wrong with this"? Your focus should be on "whatever it takes to get it sold". Which of these rooms would be more appealing to buyers?
Think About The Message You're Sending - You live in this house and it's comfortable for you, but think about the things around you and the message you may be sending to buyers. Excess furniture pieces, stuff out on the counters, objects laying around? This sends a message the space is crowded, with too little storage space. Electric fans sitting in the rooms says it's not comfortable with the air conditioning. Inadequate cooling. Same with space heaters in the winter. Avoid these red flags!
Clear and Depersonalize Bathrooms - Bathrooms must be kept sparkling clean at all times when your home's on the market. This Home Staging Company provides plastic cartons for occupants to keep personal items in under the bathroom counter. When the owners need to use, just pull them out and use. Then tuck away again. The master suite should have a "hotel feel". You want to portray a tranquil adult retreat. Again, think "model home". A Home Stager can achieve this atmosphere for your buyers.
The benefits of staging an occupied home will return to you many times over. Even a Home Staging consultation can provide a list of things to do yourself that will get you closer to selling your property quickly.
Staged properties sell faster and for more money.
Call to see how a Home Staging Professional can help you sell your property.