There are several crucial elements in staging a home successfully for quick sale at a great price and these three simple steps are a great place to start.
- Eliminate the clutter - Go through every room, including closets and storage, and pack away or discard everything that you can live without while your home is on the market. Treat it as a way to get a head start on packing for the move. A good rule of thumb is that you should remove about half of what you have in your closets, storage areas and even bookshelves and counters. You want the buyers to see a home with plenty of living and storage space and overflowing spaces give exactly the opposite message.
- Update with paint - A fresh coat of paint will make your home look cleaner, fresher and more modern. You would be surprised by what a coat a sparkling white paint can do for doors, trim and windows. Then check out Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2016 to select the perfect shade for walls and accents. Neutral doesn't just mean beige! http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for your home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016
- Give the Kitchen a Facelift - If your appliances are outdated consider replacing them with modern stainless steel choices. Stretch your budget by painting cabinets and adding new hardware. Finish it off by replacing outdated or worn countertops. Money well spent! Research has shown that sellers easily recoup the cost of kitchen improvements.