4 Last Minute Tips to Prepare for Your Home Staging

When you are finally ready to put your home on the market, you want it to look its best. In fact, you want your property to beat out the competition when shoppers come to visit. Hopefully you have had the house updated to ensure everything is in good working order. Before the homebuyers come by to see the place, here are a few last-minute tips to capture their interest.

Add Coordinating Décor

Orchestrate a streamlined look throughout your home by including matching or coordinated throw pillows on the sofa and chairs, accent rugs in several rooms, wall art that meshes with the home’s style, and additional lamps or vases for color and interest. While you don’t want to overdo it, thoughtful décor can make a home appear brighter and sometimes bigger by the way it is arranged. Create a unique vibe that plays up the home’s enticing features.

Make it Shine

Although you have likely made sure that the contractors have cleaned up their repair work messiness and left no remnant behind, your home could probably benefit from professional house cleaning services. Housecleaning professionals can make your house look its best to attract serious buyers. They can polish wood floors and furniture, wash windows, shine the fixtures, and in general make your home gleam from top to bottom. They will also rid your home of dust and pet dander along with musty smells.

Remove Clutter

Most home buyers want to see a scantily-furnished home that provides just enough staging to give an idea of what could be done with the house when purchased. Add enough accent pieces as mentioned above to create a lived-in effect that is vibrant and inviting. But remove the extras that could be interpreted as overcrowding. These might include side tables, large furniture, or entertainment items like a television screen and a videogame console. Let the house’s attractive features speak for themselves with only limited help from your decorating skills.

Don’t Forget Scents

Check to be sure your home is free of unnatural or unpleasant smells, including waterproofing the basement or cleaning out the kitty litter. You can use a ready-made room freshener from the store or simmer a few drops of vanilla or a cinnamon stick in a pan of hot water. A home’s odors, good or bad, can sometimes make the difference in a purchase decision. Consider final touches like these before putting up the for-sale sign. Make your home stand apart from the others for sale nearby with tips like those above.   Bio: Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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