If you are planning to put your house on the market soon, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.
Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips:
○ Power wash siding and walkways
○ Hang easy-to-read house numbers
○ Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery
○ Mow lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
○ Wash front windows
○ Repaint or stain the porch floor as needed
Welcome visitors with an inviting porch. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say “welcome home” with potted plants in bloom and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.
Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. This is the easiest (well, maybe not easiest, but certainly the cheapest) way to help your home put its best foot forward. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house. Don’t skimp — this step is key!
Clear away all clutter. If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It’s not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily, but it is well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets equal more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so purge anything unnecessary or unsightly
Strike a balance between clean and lived-in.
Rearrange your furniture. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well.
Choose sophisticated neutral colors.
Author:Elise Laabab Phone: 484-479-4583 Dated: March 12th 2019 Views: 265 About Elise: Elise is a skilled and dedicated REALTOR® serving the greater Philadelphia metro area with a strong...
Sal is a veteran real estate agent who has called Philadelphia his home for over 20 years. He has lived all over the city in everything from a 6 bedroom Victorian townhouse he restored in South Philly, to a rehabbed house in Graduate Hospital, to his current home: new construction in Northern Liberties.
In his previous life, he had over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry as a data analyst, which gives him the eye for detail and makes him a "numbers guy" that supplements his love of real estate. Sal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
Sal is well versed in every aspect of real estate sales — and there's not a question you can ask him he hasn't heard. He has a great knack for helping first time home buyers as well as investors, move-up buyers and renters alike.
When Sal isn't selling houses, you can find him riding his motorcycle, cooking, baking, restoring old technology including antique radios and clocks, collecting mid-century furniture, working on cars and singing in various choruses.