Selling a house or condo is never easy, especially in today's economy. One way that many sellers are getting sales is by calling in a stager. These individuals will go through your space room by room and may change out items such as home accessories, wall colors, furniture and even window coverings.
Over time, our homes become a reflection of our personal tastes and lifestyle. While this can be fantastic to live in, it can often be more difficult for buyers to imagine themselves in a house if it is highly personalized. In order to have a better chance of selling a home, creating more neutral spaces can often be a good first step.
You can either choose to hire a stager or try to make some of the same changes yourself. Keep in mind that making these changes to a house will not guarantee a quick sale, nor will it ensure that you get a higher price for your house. Making changes to the inside of your house may be just what you need to sell your house if, for example, it has been on the market for some time and has not attracted any buyer attention.
Staging professionals will often change the paint color in a room. They will often get rid of strong, bold colors and change them out for lighter, more neutral hues that will appeal to a wider range of buyers. Often, small spaces will look larger when wall colors are lighter and this can be just what you need to sell a house or condominium.
Many people do not realize how many home accessories they have accumulated over the years. These can range from souvenirs to knickknacks. Even family pictures and religious icons can be considered as accessories. If there are too many in a room or they are overly personal, some buyers may be less interested in the building as a whole. In order to stage a space successfully, it may often be necessary to remove some items. Packing them away safely can be a great way to get a jump start on the moving process as well.
Changing out the furniture can also help give a room an exciting new look. Some pieces of furniture are not overly expensive but if you do need to make changes there are ways that you can do so, even on a tight budget. Choosing to put slip covers on existing pieces or even placing those items in storage and then renting neutral furniture can be a great way to make a room look polished and attractive.
Searching the internet can be a great way to find staging companies that can help you give your house or condo a makeover. Checking with the real estate agent who has listed your property can also be a great way to find someone you will want to work with. Even though it can end up making a space feel less personal it may be just the kick start your property needs in order to attract buyers and get them to make that winning offer.