3 Tips to Staging the Outside of Your Home Like a Pro and Getting It Sold
Part One of this Article: 3 tips to Staging the Inside of your Home can be found here
Are you considering putting your house up for sale, but not sure where to start? Afraid it will take too long to sell, or that you will not get the price you want? Then I recommend you think about “staging” your home, or in other words, setting the scene for immediate buyer interest in your property.
To be really effective, you need to look at both the outside and the inside of your home.
Here are 3 tips to get you started with the outside of your home:
1. Go stand on the street to see what clients see when driving up to your house. Be aware that any negative impressions they get outside the house (landscaping not maintained or non-existent, peeling paint, etc.) is just going to make them think that the house itself has not been well taken care of. So even if you have spent the time and money to fix up the inside, it would all be wasted if the potential home buyers get a bad first impression as they drive up to the house.
2. Next, step outside your front door and close the door; then stand on the stoop and look around for a few minutes. While the realtor fumbles for keys and tries to figure out how to open the door, the clients are standing behind and looking around. So what are they seeing? Dead plants? Old Christmas or Thanksgiving decorations in the middle of January, cobwebs? Again, not a good first impression!
It is definitely worth the time and clean it up. If you want to go a step further? Try a new coat of paint or some new outdoor furniture or accessories.
3. Don’t forget the backyard. While that might not be part of the potential buyers first impression experience, you still should make sure the backyard is in the best condition possible. Pull up weeds, water plants, do some sweeping and maybe even purchase new furniture or accessories (flower pots, bird houses, etc.)
And the biggest tip of all? Imagine yourself as a potential buyer looking at your property for the very first time. What impressions are you getting? Would YOU buy your house? What would you like to see changed before you put an offer on your house?
And don’t worry about spending several thousand dollars to get your house ready to sell…You will get it all back when your house sells. Studies have shown that proper staging helps you sell your house in a shorter time and at the price you want.
However, If you do not want to put the work in or have the time to put the work in staging your house, then contact Swing Real Estate and we will make you a fair, fast cash offer! To reach us you can click here or call 888-277-2711