One thing to remember when selling your home is that it’s not about you. As much as you love certain colors, quirks or stories regarding your home, and no matter how much you may want to share them with others, when selling your home none of this matters.
It’s not that these things aren’t important to you. Nor is it that you need to forget about them as soon as you decide to sell your home. Quite the opposite. These are part of your family’s history, and are great things to talk about through the upcoming years. It’s just that when it comes to choosing a home, buyers don’t want to spend too much time thinking about it’s past. What is really important to them is what the future will be like. And it’s tough for them to do this while they are being inundated with information from the home’s past.
That’s why proper home staging is so important. When a home is prepared correctly (whether by the home owner or a home staging professional such as myself), potential buyers will get that feeling that this could be their future home. They feel they can entertain in this home. They feel they can raise their kids here. They feel they can grow old here.
And that’s what home staging is all about. Preparing a home to generate that feeling in potential buyers. Whether it’s swapping out some family photos with department store art so buyers see this as a future home versus someone’s current home, or painting over pink and neon green walls with a nice cream so buyers aren’t concerned with how much painting they would have to do during their first week, smart home staging can make all the difference. You want to be sure to give yourself the best chance of selling your home as quickly as possible, and by positioning the home to potential buyers you are doing just that.
If you have any questions as you prepare your home to put on the market, please give me a call. I understand it can be difficult to look at your home through anyone’s eyes but your own. As an ASP Accredited Home Staging Professional, I have the training and experience to help deliver that feeling to potential home buyers as they walk through your front door for the first time.