If you’re selling your home in Boca Raton, your REALTOR® we’ll talk to you about how important it is to stage it properly. Home staging can help you sell your home faster and for more money, so you can follow the seven home staging tips outlined in this guide to accomplish your goal.
7 Easy Home Staging Tips You Need to Sell Your Home in Boca Raton
Check out these seven easy home staging tips that can help you sell your home quickly and at the best possible price:
- Clean everything from top to bottom
- Declutter each room (and then some)
- Organize carefully
- Use live plants
- Take down personal decor and replace it
- Splurge on luxury upgrades
- Make sure every room has a purpose
Scroll down to learn more about each home staging hack.
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Easy Home Staging Tip #1: Clean everything from top to bottom
before you can stage your home, it needs to be cleaned. And not just any clean: It needs to be cleaned at a professional level. Though you don’t have to hire an expert cleaning team to come in, you can. if that’s not in the cards for you, take a day or two to give your entire home a deep cleaning. there’s an old saying that buyers may not notice all the effort you put in to cleaning your home, but they’ll certainly notice if you don’t. Make sure you hit all the hot spots and areas that you don’t think buyers will spend much time in. Doing so helps ensure you get it all.
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Easy Home Staging Tip #2: Declutter each room (and then some)
after you’ve cleaned everything, declutter ruthlessly. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you haven’t used something in six months or more, it needs to find a new home until you move. You don’t have to get rid of your items, though there are several good places to donate household goods to in Boca Raton. If you want to keep your items, you may want to spring for a storage unit where you can keep your belongings until your home sells.
Easy Home Staging Tip #3: Organize carefully
Buyers can (and will) open your cabinets, pantry and cupboards. That means everything inside needs to be meticulously organized. Sure, buyers know that your stuff will be going with you when you leave. However, when you’re selling a home, you’re also selling the idea that it’s easy to care for and maintain. You also want to show prospective buyers that you care about your belongings, because subconsciously they’ll understand that you’ve cared about the home, as well.
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Easy Home Staging Tip #4: Use live plants
Live plants are a great addition to any home, particularly one that you’re trying to sell. Plants can make spaces appear larger and make prospective buyers feel more comfortable. It’s that feeling of comfort that buyers will carry with them throughout your home, leaving a favorable first impression. And as any real estate agent can tell you, a favorable first impression often leads to an offer.
Easy Home Staging Tip #5: Take down personal decor and replace it
Your personal decor, such as family photos, religious items and sports memorabilia, should come down before you list your home for sale. You want your home to appear as neutral as possible – like a model home – so buyers can envision themselves living in your space. You don’t want to distract them with anything that directly ties the home to you.
Easy Home Staging Tip #6: Splurge on luxury upgrades
Sometimes little upgrades can go a long way. If your cabinet handles or drawer pulls are outdated, spring for newer, nicer ones at your favorite home improvement store. Other small touches, such as updated light fixtures, fluffy towels in the bathroom, and nice organizational containers in your kitchen pantry can help contribute to an overall favorable impression of the home.
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Easy Home Staging Tip #7: Make sure every room has a purpose
If you have rooms that aren’t serving their intended purpose, that’s okay – as long as they’re serving some purpose. For example, it’s fine to use a spare bedroom as a home office, gym or playroom for kids. However, it’s not okay to have a general purpose room where there’s a little bit of everything: some boxes, a treadmill that’s serving as a clothing-holder and bins of old, unused toys can make a room a big turn-off for buyers. if you have a room like that in your home, clear it out and give it one purpose. You should talk to your real estate agent about what’s selling right now; she may give you guidance to turn it into an office, workout room or something else.
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