How to Stage Your Home for Selling

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How to Stage Your Home for Selling

How to Stage Your Home for Selling

5 January 2017
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One part of helping your home sell is how you stage the space for buyers to view it. Here are some tips to get you started.

Rent a Storage Unit

First of all, you will need a self-storage unit to store most of your personal items. Decluttering your home is a major step toward selling your home because you want the potential buyers to be able to see as much of the space as possible. Having less stuff in the way will make your space appear to be bigger and brighter.

To make sure that your items don't get damaged while they're being stored, be sure that you choose a climate-controlled unit and get plastic boxes with rollers to stack your items neatly. Check into the policies on pest control, fire prevention, and theft deterrence.

Consider Renting Furniture

The furniture in your home can make the place pop. If you have older furniture and fixtures, then you might want to rent more modern ones for the sake of selling your home.

Neutral colors are especially important when it comes to selling the home. It helps to make the space look blank so that potential buyers can see their own furniture and personal items in the home. Your buyers want to know what their lives, not yours, will look like in the space.

Take Away Personal Items

To this point, all personal items should be placed in your storage unit. They can be very distracting, and it doesn't help buyers see the place as their own if there are pictures of someone else's family around.

Have a Budget for Updating the Look

Finally, you will want to have some budget for updating the look of your home. Once you've got the place cleared out and have gotten new furniture in place, it may be more obvious what needs to be done.

Your updates don't need to be anything fancy. It could be something as simple as replacing the doors of your kitchen cabinets. Painting rooms that have outdated colors or paint chipping is another drastic improvement that doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

You might want to research what the hottest finishes are in the real-estate market and try to incorporate them. These go the longest way in rooms that will impact your buyers most, such as the master bedroom, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Consult your real-estate agent for ideas on how to renovate with the least money down.

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Get the Most Out of Your Storage Facility

My name is Emma, and I have religiously used storage units for 10 years now. People use storage facilities for all kinds of reasons, including to store items during a move and to keep items that they want to sell until they can find the right buyer. I'd like to tell you some facts about storage space that you may not have considered but that can help you with your storage needs. I'll let you know how to find the right space, how to get a deal on a storage space and various ways you can maximize your storage facility to your benefit.