First Impressions Matter

April is National Decorating Month and 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. From the time the buyers pull up to your driveway, you want to impress them. That is why staging matters. You want your home to feel welcoming, and most importantly, you want the buyers to feel like they’re at home. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs have a few staging do’s and don’ts that could help make your Colorado Springs home stand out.

Do: Focus on the Curb Appeal

Many potential homeowners judge a home before they even enter it. It’s important to make this first impression count. Make sure the lawn is well taken care of by mowing it regularly as well as keeping the weeds under control. Depending on the season, you can also add potted plants or other decorative items on the porch to create a more welcoming environment. The goal is for potential buyers to be able to picture themselves living there.

Do: Deep Clean the Entire House

While your home doesn’t need to be spotless, potential buyers can tell if your home hasn’t been well taken care of. Ensure that the beds are made, dust all furniture and baseboards, clean the windows, and mop the floors. If there are any odd odors or stains on the carpet or furniture, take care of them before showing the house. The last thing potential homebuyers want to walk into is a house that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in weeks.

Do: Declutter & Depersonalize

You want to make sure that the potential home buyers can picture your home as their home. It’s best to declutter and most importantly depersonalize. Take away any trinkets that are around your home, make sure the mail is tucked away and that the countertops are clutter free. It’s also a great idea to take away any personal items like family pictures and memories. This can be distracting for potential buyers and it will be harder for them to picture themselves living there.

Don’t: Do Major Renovations

Everyone has different likes and dislikes, what you like might not be what your potential buyers like. You don’t want to do a complete bathroom remodel and turn off potential buyers because they don’t like the tile you picked or the vanity. It’s best to just do simple changes like change out and update any fixtures.

Don’t: Pick Colorful Paints 

If you decide to paint, it’s best to stick with neutral colors. You want your home to appeal to as many people as possible, which means you need to think gender-neutral with everything including the paint color. Painting your walls is a great way to bring a breath of fresh air into a room. However, neutrals like greys and browns are best when appealing to large groups of people.

Don’t: Think Your House Will Sell Itself

The real estate market is tricky sometimes. Make it a little bit easier by making your home the most appealing on the block. Declutter, clean, do small repairs, repaint and do what you can to make your home feel fresh and welcoming.

Sell Your Home With The Platinum Group, Realtors

If 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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