Selling a house is probably one of the biggest investments a person makes in his life. However, selling real estate quickly and that too at the desired price is not a runaway victory and calls for a lot of strategies. Home staging is one of these strategies that work wonders for sellers by enabling them to make a fast sale to the most potential buyer. Many people believe that staging a home is similar to designing interiors of a house; however the fact of the matter is that these are two completely different processes.
Interior designing is essentially dedicated to the homeowners, wishing to modify the feel and look of their house. It focuses on designing interiors that may reflect the personality and liking of the homeowner. On the contrary, home staging eliminates the element of personal feeling from a home to get an overall general appeal. The idea behind doing so is to attract the prospective home buyers. Therefore, the chances made by the sellers during the process of home staging are only meant to stimulate interest among the potential buyers. Although this process can be a little time-consuming, the changes to be done are not necessarily very hard to achieve. Cited below are the basic guidelines for home staging that can speed up the process.
* As you would be shifting to a new house and probably purchasing new appliances as well, so while staging your house you can use the new appliances to display. People, who are very business minded, can include their new appliances in the sale package and increase selling price of their house. However, if you have no plans to purchase new appliances, then you can still attractively decorate your old appliances in the house. Just see to it that you or your agent informs the buyers that the displayed appliances and other goods are not really included in the sale.
* You can put your old cabinets into good use, if your insufficient budget does not allow you to purchase new ones. Simply clean them, removing dust and spider webs. For the kitchen cabinets, use strong cleaning agents and remove the grease film and oily smell form them. For wooden cabinets a new varnish or paint treatment would be a great idea to present it with a fresh look.
* Do not forget to stage the bathroom as well. Do not underrate the significance of staging this important part of your house, as many home buyers prefer move-in condition while purchasing their new home. So, if necessary, spend on lighting, tiles and other basic fixtures to create a luxurious and expensive feel.
* To impress the buyers, you can create a young, vibrant and fresh atmosphere in the house. An old house, having stained smells, would surely not attract the buyers. Thus, you must try to eliminate all that which can turn off your potential buyers. Begin with personal belongings, family photographs and other items that can make it hard for them to imagine themselves living in your house.