The secret to selling your home faster is by staging it. The art of home staging will help your home put its best foot forward and, in turn, attract many more buyers, which means more offers! Professional home stagers in Edmonton will come into your house and do all kinds of things, which we’re breaking down in this article. Most importantly, though, we want to stress the value of home staging. It makes the difference between a home on the market for a long time and a home that sells quickly. Realty Unleashed stages your home for free when you list your home with us; you can learn more about our service here.
Stagers will prioritize your curb appeal.
When possible buyers step into a home, they typically know if they like it or not within the first 5 minutes. The outside condition is a good indicator of the inside, meaning that curb appeal matters. Buyers will sometimes drive by a property prior to an in-person viewing. They can expect what the interior will look like by quickly seeing the home’s outside. The fact is that most people don’t upkeep their lawns 24/7; we all know this. But for the period that your house is listed, keep up with lawn care. The same goes for inside your home. Make that initial walk-in moment an occasion they won’t forget. Your property should be clean and inviting. A friendly reminder that if you’re looking for home staging, we do it for you!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering curb appeal:
How does my roof look? Are the shingles intact?
Does my lawn need to be mowed?
Do my walks need to be shovelled?
Are my light fixtures outdated?
Should I re-paint my front door?
Are there overgrown plants or shrubs that take away from the attractiveness of my home?
Stagers will help you de-clutter.
De-cluttering is part of home staging that really gets the ball rolling. Home stagers in Edmonton will come into your house and tell you which items should be removed for the duration of your listing. By de-cluttering and depersonalizing, you’re giving your home the chance to speak for itself. It’s time to take down the family photos from the wall. Strangers coming into your home don’t want to see personal items because it makes it harder to envision themselves living there. Now, if you’re living in your home while it’s listed, no one expects the house to look like no one is living there. But, try to remove the hyper-personal items like wedding invitations on the fridge, framed photos of your kids on the mantle, etc. This is also a great way to start packing your belongings!
Staging makes your home look move-in-ready.
Most of the time, buyers are looking for a move-in-ready home. When people visit REALTOR.ca to begin their search, a home that looks tidy and minimal will typically end up getting the most traction. Moving tends to be chaotic and busy, so it is a real perk when a buyer finds a home that looks ready to be lived in. Your listing will stand out even more when your property has been cleaned, depersonalized, and staged. There is nothing better to eager buyers than stepping into a house they love, ready for them to make their own.
Staging makes your personal space neutral.
Professional home stagers in Edmonton will have a great furniture and decor inventory. Stagers will determine what will look best in your home and then pick and choose from their inventory. Your house should look impersonal, tidy, and cozy. One vital part of the staging process is swapping personal items with neutral, unbiased decor, for example, removing a family photo from your wall and putting a black-and-white photo of a beach in its place. Buyers do not want to see a stranger’s family’s pictures when they’re trying to envision their family living in your home. When it comes to selling your home, making it as impartial as possible is the goal.
Realty Unleashed provides free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary.
As we mentioned earlier, Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary. We provide this complimentary service with no catch at all. When you list your house with us, we stage it, clean it, and handle any donation and eco-station runs. We also take care of your lawn mowing or shovelling, depending on the season! Feel free to reach out to us if you are ready to list; we’d love to help sell your home.