Once you put your house on the market, waiting on it to sell can be like watching paint dry. Sometimes, it can take a while to draw interest in your home, making it critical that you maximize every tour you give prospective buyers. Experienced and savvy real estate brokers like those at Venterra Realty would tell you that the moment you decide to put your home up for sale, you must start marketing like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
The most important part of marketing your home is the aesthetic and feel of the house itself. You want people to be drawn to your property and then feel at home once they enter. If your house has been on the market for a while and you’ve made no traction as far as selling it, you might need to put more energy into staging. Continue reading to receive some tips that will help you prepare your house to go from being for sale to sold.
Get some expert advice.
One of the best ways to get your home ready for prospective buyers is to hire an interior decorator to do some light remodeling. An experienced interior decorator knows how to spruce up a home and give it a fresh look while leaving something to the imaginations of prospective buyers.
If you have a good real estate agent like John Foresi of Venterra Realty, they’ll have connections with decorators and other service providers to help you throughout the staging process. That’s why it’s crucial to be sure you do your research when looking for the right real estate agent to represent your interests in a home sale. Even if you’re not on the market for a home in one of the major US cities in which Venterra holds properties, you should look for a real estate agency that offers customer service similar to the Venterra experience.
Plants make your home feel more fresh and welcoming.
If you really want people to be drawn in by the vibes in your home, you should consider staging house plants throughout your home. Flowers are great for adding color to spaces, but green plants have a calming, refreshing effect.
By the way, if you’re wondering whether it makes a difference whether you use live plants or fake plants, the answer is a resounding yes. Fake plants don’t give off oxygen or freshen the air. Fresh flowers and green plants can lift moods and encourage a friendly environment.
You might even want to have gift plants delivered to a potential buyer if your meeting with them goes particularly well. If they seem to favor a particular plant in your home or mention one explicitly, that should be the plant you send as a gift. To you, it may simply be a friendly gesture or thanks, but for them, it will be a reminder of your property.
Give your home the ultimate cleaning.
Even if you’re known for being a neat freak and you have high standards of cleanliness, you need to give your house the most thorough cleaning it’s ever had before you start showing it. If you don’t have the time or energy to put into deep cleaning your house, you shouldn’t hesitate to start looking for housekeeping services.
You must research any housekeeping service you consider hiring before you invite them into your home. Don’t stop at checking a company’s website, look online for customer reviews, and you can even use portals like Angie’s List to help you find the most trusted housekeepers in your area.
It can take a significant amount of time to sell a house, but putting some extra effort and intention into staging should yield positive results. Keep the decor modest and focus on creating a fresh and homey feel.