People should want to buy your home as-is, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Home staging and often some professional help is necessary to make your home appealing to potential buyers. The idea is to make your home look spacious and livable, so that potential homebuyers can picture themselves living there. If you’d like to sell your home quickly and for a good price, try to avoid doing these 12 things.
-Have a list price that is too high. After all, it’s your home, and it’s worth every last penny that you put into it.
-Neglect to update your décor. Homebuyers won’t care that you’ve got those carpeted toilet seats and tiled walls circa 1982.
-Avoid any lingering odors. Don’t bother cleaning Mitten’s litter box.
-Paint your walls crazy colors and make your place look extremely vibrant and unique. People will be able to tell how fun and exciting you are.
-Leave the lawn, plants, bushes, etc. unruly and neglected. Then prospective buyers will have their work cut out for them.
-Leave your animals to roam around your home during showings. People will love your yippy little puppy and your kitten hissing at them as they tour your home.
-Deck out your place in your favorite sports teams’ gear. What, you’re not a fan of the Yankees? You shouldn’t buy this home anyway!
-Simply place a For Sale sign in your lawn and call it a day. All of the prospective homebuyers will flock to your doorstep! No advertising is necessary.
-Display unfinished projects and don’t fix any small maintenance repairs. You’ll get to it later; they should know that.
-Leave dirty dishes in the sink. It just makes the home look more authentic.
-Ignore any staging tips from your realtor. Does your realtor think you have too much furniture in your living room? Leave it all there so people can see all of your pieces.
-Leave out personal items such as magazines, pictures, knick-knacks, etc. Make it super obvious exactly the kind of person that lives in your home.
Want some tips that you should do to help you make your home look appealing to potential buyers? Check out these home staging ideas from your friends at E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.!