Inexpensive staging tips to boost real estate listings.
Selling a house while also looking to buy can be overwhelming, but there are plenty of inexpensive ways to make your home more appealing to buyers. Southwest Missouri Realty has helped many residents of Southwest Missouri sell their homes and boost the curb appeal of their real estate listings to get people curious about getting a peek inside. Just follow these tips to give yourself a headstart on selling your home.
Welcome buyers with an appealing exterior.
The first thing people will see when browsing real estate listings is the exterior of your home, which is why it’s vital that you create an attractive and welcoming first impression. Any good realtor will remind you of the real impact curb appeal can have. Make sure your front lawn is well landscaped and plant new shrubs or flowers. Keep your front porch well-lit in the evenings so interested buyers driving by can get a good look at the house. And if your front porch could use a fresh paint job, bite the bullet and get it done. It will do wonders, we promise!
Get clean and organized.
Clutter and messes distract potential buyers from the key features of your home. Make your home stand out above all the other real estate listings with photos of clean, well-organized rooms. Make it a point to declutter your kitchen, living room and dining room (at least) and don’t forget closets too! People will want a peek inside your closet to see just how much space they’re working with and a clean, organized closet will create the appearance of more space. Additionally, wash and disinfect surfaces and windows for an overall squeaky clean appearance.
Be mindful of personal items.
While your Springfield, MO real estate is on the market, do your best to stow away personal items around the house. It will feel unnatural, but just keep the ultimate goal in mind and remember that you’ll have plenty of time to decorate your new home - personal items included. Buyers browsing real estate listings in Springfield, MO want to be able to see themselves living in your home and if your personal items can get in the way of that. Your Southwest Missouri Realty realtor in Springfield, MO may suggest that you consider stashing away some of your things in offsite storage for the time being.
Consider making some updates.
If your floors badly need to be refinished or your walls you use a fresh coat of paint, don’t hesitate to make those updates. Doing so can only increase the chances that your home will be off the market soon. Real estate listings bragging photos of put together bedrooms and living rooms further entice buyers to stop by and tour the home. When deciding on colors for paint, gender neutral colors are always a good choice for a sophisticated look.
Get rid of unpleasant odors.
If you have a pet, give your home the appearance of NOT having any pets. Stay on top of vacuuming to get rid of deposits of pet hair, especially on hardwood floors where it’s most visible and get rid of any unpleasant odors. Regularly disinfecting your home and regularly bathing your dog (if you’re a dog owner) will help with this. Springfield, MO real estate that smells and looks great will sell faster than those that don’t.
Don’t forget your backyard.
Our real estate listings offer buyers a sneak peak into the interior of the home as well as the land it sits on. To make the best first impression, dress up your outdoor furniture with floral centerpieces, matching seat cushions or outdoor tablecloths. Pay special attention to the landscaping in your backyard, as well as your front yard, and make any special additions you think would boost curb appeal. Add a stone walkway to your garage, update your fire pit or carve out a beautiful garden plot for the future homeowners to enjoy.
Make sure extra rooms are presentable.
It happens all too often - the extra guest rooms end up being a storehouse for junk or random pieces of furniture that don’t really fit anywhere else in the house. Boost your real estate listing with sophisticated guest rooms boasting gender neutral, fresh paint, matching bedding and simple furnishings. Get rid of extra junk or put it in storage to enhance the appearance of spacious rooms. Your realtor may even suggest getting creative with extra space and creating an office room, music room or home theater to appeal to buyers.
Still need staging help for your home before adding it to our real estate listings? Contact us today for tips and expert advice from an experienced realtor from Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO or Ozark, MO.