In a strong home buyers market like we are in currently requires Raleigh home sellers to pay close attention to the condition of their home. Making a good first impression is vital to a successful home sale. In fact, the right pricing of the home is more important than condition. The old adage of location, location and location is not as important. Home buyers will “travel” to get the best deal.
Staging your Raleigh, NC area home to sell can be simple and even inexpensive.
First of all it is important to recognize that we all get emotionally attached to our homes and often overlook things in our own place. It is important to have an objective eye when you tour your home and consider what needs to be done to generate a positive first impression. As another old adage goes, you don’t get a second chance at a good first impression. It really is a good first impression that helps any home sell faster.
So as you tour your home, think back to the time you purchased your home. As you tour your home looking for things to spruce up, think of yourself as a “buyer” coming to your home for the first time. Begin your tour from the street as you pull up to the drive. This is what is known as “curb appeal.” Often great curb appeal can be achieved without a major renovation or makeover.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself. Is the grass mown? Are the hedges trimmed? Does the mailbox need painting? Are the driveway and walkways clean? Are there children’s toys (pet toys, tools) lying around? Most folks who offer advice on staging a home to sell begin by talking about de-cluttering the home. This is very good advice and it should include the exterior of the home as well as the interior.
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