With home searches starting online now more than ever you’ll want to make your listing stand out on screen!
If you were counting on crowded open houses (or any open houses, for that matter) to sell your home, you’ve probably been rethinking your strategy. With many people staying home, online for-sale listings have taken on more importance than ever, and it all starts with increasing your home’s screen appeal.
Organize Your Space
The first step in staging your home is decluttering. Put away all the kids’ and pets’ toys, store or recycle loose magazines and box up your picture frames and mementos for now. You don’t want to erase all the personality from your home, but you do want it to feel neutral so potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Plus, the less random stuff on display, the more spacious your rooms will look.
Stage Your Space
Next, consider the layout. You may love how your rooms are arranged, but your furniture placement might not maximize space on screen. We’ll take some test photos to see if the current layout photographs well. You’ll want to have a clear path between furniture pieces. We want to avoid tripping over an ottoman while doing a live tour!
Clean Your Space
Finally, clean and dust every surface in sight, and replace all the lightbulbs so that rooms are as bright as they can be — even the most beautiful spaces won’t read well on camera if they’re too dark.
Consider Virtual Staging
If your current home is empty, you have a few options:
- You can leave it empty.
- You can purchase furniture, if you’re able to have it safely delivered to your home. You just need a few key pieces to show the scale of a room — a couch, coffee table and rug establish a living room’s size, for instance. You can always resell or donate the pieces to charity later if you don’t want to keep them.
- You could try virtual staging, which digitally adds furnishings to your space. It’s come a long way and can make a home look very attractive.
Your Home Looks Great
Now that your home looks great! Let us get your home the most exposure possible using our proven systems. We know how to get your home in front of the right buyers to get your home sold.
Right now, inventory is low. It is a great time for us to get you top dollar for your home. If you are thinking about making a move, contact us today!