There & # 39; s a new wave of home shows on TV. These shows feature all the elements of a good plot; drama, comedy, suspense, bad guys, victims, good guys, and always looks a happy ending.
The drama unfolds with the scene as the sellers, are obviously in desperate need of a quick home makeover to sell the place. The bad guys, the realtor or potential buyers walk through the willing victim's home and offer candid, sometimes crude comments on the house shows. The victims generally like to play rabbits in a neighbor's house and watch TV as the scene unfolds and what are the bad guys have to say about their place.
Yikes, they need help! Here they come to save the day, the helpful crew, our heroes; stagers, designers, painters, carpenters, camera men and of course our host, to the aide of our sellers. They will rescue their victims and their homes for less than 2 days and for a day at Disney World. Everyone's happy and the show, I mean sale, is a success!
How do you do this without watching America? – the buyers in your market? I'll tell you how, STAGE your own property!
Staging is a marketing tool that highlights you home's best features while minimizing the negative. Staging is not about your personal style or taste.
Notice in most of these shows, the designer wants to "neutralize" the space and strip out the often outlandish, messy or outdated style of the owners in question. It's about selling the space, the house itself, not the contents. Buyers want to envision themselves in this home, not your house.
Treating your house like a commodity on the open market is the first step in getting yourself out of your home, it is now a product. It gets easier after that.
Here are a few simple tips to start on your way to your own successful sale;
1st Declutter, depersonalize and deep clean your place. All the little knick knacks, kid's artwork, family photos and rooster collections need to be taken up and moved to storage. Save them for your next place. Remove items not currently adhering to counter tops in bathrooms and kitchens especially. You have to pack anyway, get started early! Get the house cleaner than you ever before, including the grout, wall plates, door frames, carpets and windows.
2. Neutralize vibrant wall colors and remove wallpaper, even if it's a "designer" color, faux finish that was popular 5 years ago or took 18 hours to dry. Buyers want to be ready to go home and do what they like about the colors you love. You can not go wrong with a warm beige or taupe or an antique white. A fresh clean palette speaks volumes.
3. Remove unnecessary furniture and rugs to storage. Keep only the necessary pieces to show placement and scale of the room. If your furniture is really in bad shape, <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> you'll be taking it to your next place so why not slurge a little? Rugs tend to be disrupted, especially if they are small and scattered. One anchor is in proper proportion. Buyers are purchasing square footage, space, flooring, architectural details and counter tops, not your furniture. Show them what they're getting by highlighting the house not your stuff.
4. Find the focal point of the room and highlight it, do not make it compete with something else. Maybe it's the fireplace or the beautiful view, do not hide it! Large TV units are notorious for overshadowing the focal point of many rooms, if you can move or even store it while you're way ahead of the game.
5. Create both in front and back of your property. Freshly mowed and edged yards, mulched flower beds and seasonal flowers welcome to a home that says, "I've been well cared for." Removing all excessive lawn and equipment will allow the buyer to imagine the flow of time. Keep horses tight, pool toys stowed and BBQs at a minimum and out of sight especially if they've seen better days.
By doing these steps prior to listing and showing your house, you've improved one of the biggest factors in the successful sale of your home, the condition.
You as the owner are only one who can control that. So whether you invite to HGTV crew, a professional home stager or a neighbor to help you, you've chosen to make your home the real estate show in your local market, one that you have yourself and one That's the end of the story.
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Source by Karen Otto