So you’ve decided on the Brookfield home you want to purchase — now it’s time to sell your current place. First step? Get the home staged and “market ready.” What exactly does “staged” and “market ready” mean? It means that your home is clean, styled, organized and ready for a realtor to walk through and recommend a top dollar listing price. Now let’s talk about what needs to be done to get you there!
HGTV has assembled 15 Secrets to Selling Your Home and we find this to a be a detailed and comprehensive list. These steps should be taken prior to putting your home on the market. We’ve highlighted a few of the steps below that we believe to be the most important:
1) De-Clutter: Think “less is more.” Not every wall needs to be covered with photos and artwork and not every square inch needs to be taken up with furniture. Remember — the furniture and accessories are intended to show off the home. If there’s too much furniture, accessories and otherwise “clutter,” prospective buyers won’t be able to see your beautiful home. Kinda like the whole “forest through the trees” thing.
2) Room Transformation: So it’s true that many of us have a “junk and miscellaneous drawer” that sometimes evolve into a junk and miscellaneous room. This room doesn’t help sell your home. Therefore, if you have such a space, invest some time and few dollars to make it a bit more programmed. Perhaps it becomes an at-home office or hobby room. Add a few cute baskets, a work table, some funky curtains, hit up The Container Store and voila! A hobby room is born!
3) Neutral & Appealing: This is especially true when it comes to paint colors. You may absolutely love that ultra-vibrant sunshine yellow room, but prospective buyers are thinking “how many coats of primer is it gonna take to cover that up?” So, we recommend going with those nice, soft, neutrals – greys, browns, beige, creams…or the most current neutral “greige.”
Best of luck in staging and selling your home and we look forward to seeing you soon – neighbor!