What to expect once your home is on the market.
In preparation for getting you house on the market, here are some repairs to look for. These are generally minimal, but can extend closings and delay the process.
Damaged or missing siding or gutters Peeling paint inside or out Rotten wood Missing flooring, trim, or holes in the wallls Replace lightbulbs, smoke + c/o detectors if necessary Earthquake straps on water heater General cleaning and tidiness
We want your home to be ready. when a buyer views the home, nothing should stick out as unfinished or in subpar condition.
Not sure where to start? Give us a call and we'll schedule a free consultation. We can get to know your house, give you an idea of comparable homes in the area, and any fixes necessary for a smooth sale. We also have a list of recommended contractors, staging consultants, cleaning crews, & handy men to help you along the way!
The science behind staging your home
Furniture Placement & Declutter
Place larger furniture away from the rooms entry point. This makes it feel larger by drawing your eye to the furthest point in the room. Decluttering and minimizing allows the eye to navigate to highlighted features. Symmetry in design creates a "wide angle" drawing focus to main features in the home.
Play up the Positives
Think about the features that sold you on the home. A fireplace, big bright windows, large kitchen, or upgrades you've added to the home. Play them up but decluttering the area surrounding it and adding simple staging. Follow the rules of threes to highlight with items like pillows, candles, flowers or frames.
In the brain, the smell and memory receptors are closely connected. Comforting and fresh fragrances throughout the home like flowers or baked goods, elicit homey and pleasant memories as potential buyers tour. On the opposite side, pet or powerful garbage odors can negatively impact your showings.
Natural lighting accentuates room size, boosts moods and clears the mind. Even on the dreariest of days, natural lighting from open windows can connect homebuyers with visual ques for safety and comfort.
Simple steps to home staging:
1. Clear & Clean- Countertops , fridge font, tables + laundry
2. Remove- Extra blankets, towels, toys & clutter in "catch all" places
3. Store- Use neutral bins & baskets to keep attention on your home
4. Brighten it up- Open window shades, curtains, & turn on lights
The same goes for outside your home. In pictures and showings, freshly maintained landscaping highlights your curb appeal. Storing toys, tools, and cars keeps a clean and modern look.