When you decide to sell your home, consider that prospective buyers need to be able to visualize living in your space. Too much clutter can be a distraction that makes it harder for them to achieve that vision. Use these 7 strategies to ensure that your home paints the best picture.
- If you have too much furniture, consider putting some in storage. Too much furniture will make the rooms look smaller, so make sure the furniture has been cleaned and is well presented.
- If you don’t have enough furniture, or your furniture doesn’t match well with your home’s look – try renting some. There are many places that offer short term furniture rentals.
- Visit show homes to see what amounts and types of furnishings and decoration are the right type for your home.
- Position your furniture properly. Where your furniture is positioned in the rooms of your home can have a dramatic effect on how each room looks. Spend some time looking at interior decoration and home magazines to learn how your furniture should be placed to maximize each room’s potential.
- The little things make all the difference. Larger baseboards, crown molding, window treatments and the right area rug can make a world of difference when it comes to your homes appearance.
- Put your keepsakes and knickknacks away. You have to pack them anyways, so it’s a good idea to get started early. Family photos and knickknacks can prevent buyers from visualizing themselves inside your home.
- If you have pets, have them stay with a friend during viewings – or consider placing them in a kennel. Just because you love your pets doesn’t mean everybody else will. Besides the hair that accumulates from having a household pet, many people are allergic to or intimidated by animals.