Selling your home can be quite a grueling process. At times you will feel as though you aren’t getting as many offers as you had hoped for. Other days will feel overwhelmed with showings, and won’t know what to do. The best advice you can get is to simply control what you can control. This includes the staging of your home.
Your home doesn’t need to look like something out of “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine. However, you will need to make sure that prospective buyers can envision themselves living there. That means clearing out rooms of added clutter, cleaning out driveways of any foliage, keeping the lawn mowed. You want to give the home a “lived in” impression, not one of a model home where nothing is out of place.
When it comes to staging, you should go with your best instincts. Ask yourself, “What would I look for when buying a house?”. Are there any light bulbs that are burned out? Are the floors properly swept and vacuumed? Is the laundry room organized, and dirty clothes washed or removed? The best scenario for a potential buyer is for them to be able to envision themselves living in the home, not what is currently in the home. Unless of course, the furniture is included.