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Top 5 tips on how to stage your home ready to sell

Getting your home ready to sell is important because it can make a big impact on how quickly your house sells as well as how much you can get for it. Making improvements to your home can help to boost the appeal of the house and attract more potential buyers. Here are our 5 top tips on getting your home ready to sell ...

Depersonalise your home. Remove any excess furniture and decorations so that potential buyers can envision the home as their own. It's important to do this in your home before putting it on the market as it helps to make the space feel more inviting to potential buyers and allows them to imagine their own belongings in the space. Here are some ways you can depersonalise your home:
  • Clear out closets and cabinets to give buyers an idea of the storage space.
  • Put away any collections of books, toys, or games.
  • Move furniture around to create more open spaces.
  • Paint the walls a neutral colour.
  • Take down personal photographs.

Make sure your home is clean and organised. Clean the carpets, dust and wipe down surfaces. Cleaning and decluttering the interior and exterior of your home will make it more appealing to potential buyers and help them visualise the potential of the home. Start by tackling one room at a time. Begin by deep cleaning each room, removing dust, mopping floors and scrubbing grout. Then, move on to decluttering by sorting through items and deciding what to keep, donate and discard. Take the time to organise and arrange items that you plan on keeping, and make sure to store away any items you don’t want to be seen by potential buyers.

Make any necessary repairs. Fix any plumbing or electrical issues, patch any holes in walls and replace any broken fixtures.

Add curb appeal. Mow the lawn, trim any bushes, and plant some flowers to make the exterior of your home look inviting. One great and cost effective way to make your home's exterior look inviting is to add a few colourful plants with blooming flowers. This will create an inviting curb appeal and add a splash of colour to your home. You can also add a few outdoor decorations to give your home a welcoming atmosphere.

Make it feel brighter. Some ways of doing this could be opening the curtains and blinds to let in natural light to make the space feel more open, replace some of your light bulbs if they are dull - this means that if it happens to be a gloomy day, your home will still be light! You can also try adding some accent lighting such as string lights to give a cozy feel to your home. Finally, adding a lighted wall art piece or hanging a mirror in a place that reflects natural light can be a great way to brighten and open up your home.