Staging Your Home On A Budget
Staging your home before selling doesn’t have to be costly. The Platinum Group, Realtors know how important it is to decorate and stage your home properly before putting it on the market. When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. You want your home to feel welcoming, and most importantly, you want the buyers to feel like they’re at home. Our staging tips may take up some of your time but it doesn’t have to break the bank. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs have a few budget-friendly staging tips to help make your Colorado Springs home stand out.
Create A Focal Point In Your Living Room
You want your living space to be inviting and to help a buyer picture living in your home. Create a living space that is open and bright. Let in natural light as much as possible to make the room feel welcoming. If you don’t have a lot of natural light create light with decorative light fixtures. As you walk into your living room, pay attention to what area draws your attention the most, is it the view out of the main window, a fireplace or a corner of the room. Once you find your focal point, arrange the space to highlight that feature of your house. If you are drawn to it, your buyers will be too. Not sure how to arrange your space and create an inviting feel, we can help.
Arrange Your Furniture
Start with one room of the house and work your way through the entire home. Arrange each room to flow and make each space functional and open. You want to create an open concept with as little clutter as possible. Determine the function of the room and make sure how it is arranged matches its function. Eliminate any furniture in a room that makes the space look small or takes away from the purpose of the room. Less is more when selling a home.
Declutter Your House
Get rid of any personal items such as family photos because you will want the buyer to picture living in your home. If you have too many photos or personal decor, it will deter them from picturing themselves in that space. Get a storage unit or find a spot in your home to keep your stored personal items. Go through each room and take out as much as possible to make it seem larger. Think of it as a jump start to packing for your move. Don’t overlook closets and pantries. You will want the buyer to see the true space and to see the home has plenty of storage. If storage areas are packed they won’t see the true potential of that space.
Focus On The Entry Way
First Impressions are essential when selling your home. We covered curb appeal in a previous blog which is extremely important but today we will cover the first impression after walking in the front door. You will want your entryway to give the best first impression as that will set the stage for how a buyer will feel about your home throughout the home. Make sure all paint is in top shape, all lights are working and functional. Create an inviting impression with accent furniture pieces, if you have space. Otherwise, just make sure it is clean, in top shape and creates a positive impression.
Add A Splash Of Color
We recommend having neutral colors on the walls and overall within the house. This allows the house to appeal to all buyers no matter what their style may be. Buyers can picture their style better when it is a blank canvas versus bold paint choices that they can’t see past. With the overall house being neutral in color, we recommend accenting each room with a splash of color. A bright bedspread, throw blanket, pillow or curtains can brighten a room with little effort. Just don’t go overboard with accenting a room, less is more when selling. In the kitchen, bright fruits displayed on the counter and in the bathroom, hang a bright hand towel to add a little color. These are just a few small ways to accent your home with items you most likely already own. If you need help with accenting each room, we can help. Our goal is to get your home in the best condition to sell fast.
Sell Your Colorado Springs Home With The Platinum Group, Realtors
Getting your home ready to sell can be budget friendly with the right tips. Just remember less is more and you can make huge improvements to your home with the tips listed above. Once you get your home ready and you are thinking of selling your home in the Colorado Springs area, contact The Platinum Group, REALTORS. Our team is comprised of some of the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs. Let us help you sell your home and find you a new one! Contact us today to learn more about what you should do to prepare your home to be put up on the market in Colorado Springs.
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