Let’s Prepare Your Home…So much goes into the presentation of your home for a new listing…that includes the first impression to buyers when shopping, especially on the internet. How your home is presented is crucial. You want to make your house seem as uncluttered as possible and give a perspective on the space. When buyers are searching, you want them to see your home and not the decor you will be taking. Make your home light and spacious. I say…just pack it up and get ready to move.
Here are some home staging tips to give you a head start.
HomeVisit, a real estate photography company, recently provided The Washington Post with some tips for prepping a home for a photo shoot, including:
- Clean all of the mirrors, floors, and surfaces. You want to ensure they are spotless and unsmudged, shining in the photos.
- Check that the furniture is sized correctly for the space. Any oversized pieces will make rooms look cramped. Remove any bulkier items. Shift furniture around to open up your photographs.
- Declutter all surfaces. Put two or three objects on counters at most. But anything you do keep on the countertops, make sure the placement is deliberate.
- Open all blinds. Allow the natural light to flow in. Brighter rooms will appear larger and photograph better.
- Watch contrasts. Too many colors or objects can be distracting. On the flip side, “low contrast can seem muted or boring,” HomeVisit notes. “The key is to have the right amount of contrast. Place a few framed pieces of art on the walls and try to stick to a single color scheme.”
- Tend to the outside: Mow the lawn, clean the pool, and add extra props, such as a table setting on the outdoor table, towels by the pool, and potted flowers around the doorway.
For more recommendations on staging your home and getting it ready for sale, contact me at 732-995-5609 / NJhomesbyRoslyn.com