Perfecting Your House for an Open House in Dallas
Careful home staging is a surefire technique used to sell a house here in Dallas, Texas. Some positive aspects of home staging include fewer days on the market and more offers. If your goal is to sell your house quickly, consider a well-planned approach to home staging.
Think of staging your home as creating an "image" for your property the same way a manager would do for a high profile celebrity. Just like creating an image attracts the spotlight to a public figure, staging makes your house more inviting on the market.
Staging your home to sell doesn't have to be an annoying experience. It can actually be a blast. Together, we'll strive for a high offer for your property. Start with these home staging tips and you'll see that your house sits fewer days on the market after listing:
Start with the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Examine the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What positive features seem waiting to be noticed?Acknowledging this helps us to choose what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with touched up paint and bright garden plants it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house's final selling price.
Could a buyer picture themselves hanging out in your living space, relaxing in your spa tub or hosting a dinner in your dining room? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you do this by suggesting changes that highlight your home's features. I'll suggest that you eliminate items that give the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Unsightly or dirty areas make your home look less spacious and buyers have a harder time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
Every area gets a once-over. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively influence the sale.
Buyers like a home that brings them inside. Personal items that could be "offensive" should go into storage so that your house will have likability at the open house.
Setting the Stage
You'll know when to show your house, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers will expect after they close on your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to show off your property. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests enjoy your home and make sure a delightful aroma flows from every area. We'll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your love seat and bedding. We want buyers to feel like your current house has the potential to be.