Right now, College Station home sales are outstanding! How can you make sure you capitalize on our great market? I have already covered finding a Realtor, cleaning, pricing, and today I will cover step four in the process: STAGING.
Due to the recent outpouring of information on television about staging, many people are under the impression that staging is a difficult process that must be done by a professional. This is not the case. All you need are a few simple guidelines to follow.
First, remember that you are selling the space in your house. The larger the space looks, the more value you add. That does not mean you should remove everything. Houses that appear lived in are much easier to sell than empty houses. It simply means that you should leave only enough furniture to give the future owner an idea about what will fit in each room. For instance, in a bedroom you might leave a full size bed and a night stand.
Next, you must remember that you are selling a house, not YOUR home. That means that personal items need to be removed. Things like religious symbols and family pictures can sometimes make potential buyers feel like they are intruding in YOUR home, not looking at THEIR future home.
Now for the final touches. At this point, you should be left with a sparsely furnished house with relatively bare walls. All you need to do now is patch and paint the walls (Neutral colors are best) and set out a few decorative items and/or artwork. These items can be purchased at hobby stores at a minimal expense. With these guidelines, staging your house and staying on top of College Station home sales is easy!