Although a empty home maybe easier to showy amd sell, home buyers might like that fact that they can move right in. Some home buyers may see themselves in the home but on the other hand an empty house can feel cold and impersonal.
How to Stage your house to sell quickly
First make sure the house is sparkling clean. Everything should look as close to new as possible. All chrome must shine. All stains, from every surface, must be removed. Windows, the window screens and window sills should sparkle. Touch up paint or repaint as needed. The flooring, including tile and carpet, must look and smell clean. Dust and cobwebs must go! Clean like you've never cleaned before!
An empty house can be staged with light-weight decorative items plus several silk or plastic plants. All staging items must be new or look new. No exceptions! Make sure the silk plants are cleaned regularly.
Staging the front door:
Place a brand new, fun door mat in front of the door. The front door area has to look neat and clean. Sweep the steps and side walk and wipe down the door if needed. Make sure the front door light and doorknobs shine. First impressions count.
Kitchen staging items:
Place interesting kitchen towels and oven mitts that match the towels on the kitchen counter. Place veggie / oil filled decorative glass jars, grouped together in threes on the counter. Silk plants and silk plants in baskets: one for the top of the fridge, more for on top of the cabinets, and if appropriate, one for the counter top. Decorative, yet empty soap and hand cream dispensers.
Don't forget the Bathrooms:
Big, fluffy towels, large and small, tied up with decorative cords. Decorative soaps, matching soap dishes, etc. Buy some that are fun for the guest baths, and buy some classy, romantic ones for the master bathroom! Candles and candle holders. More silk plants.
Items for the family room, the living room, and bedrooms:
Large and small silk plants placed to enhance nice areas or placed take the eyes of the buyer away from areas that you don't want the buyers to concentrate on. Use classy wall art: framed pictures and posters, etc. More silk plants and decorative wall art. Make sure window coverings are open and clean. I highly recommend staging to both homeowners and other real estate agents.
Your staged house or real estate listings will sell faster and for more money with these simple tips.