Home Staging Tips for your Basement
When I do a home staging consultation, I go through the entire house. I open up closets, go in garages and even down in basements. Finished basements are a big selling point for Montgomery County PA home buyers, but not every homeowner has a finished basement. Maybe it was just used for storage or the funds to finish it were never available. No matter what the reason for your unfinished basement, it doesn't mean that you can neglect it when you put your home on the market. Follow these home staging tips for your basement to allow your buyers to see the potential.
Light- No one likes to walk into a dark basement. They're creepy and make the mind wander about what's lurking in every hidden corner. That takes away from your buyers experience. Make sure all the lights in your basement have a bright enough bulb to light the way. If you don't have any installed lights, make sure you purchase some floor lamps to place around your basement.
Clean- Now that your buyers can see your basement, make sure it's clean! Buyers don't want to bob and weave around cobwebs. Take a broom to all corners, low and high, and clear out any "guests" that have overstayed their welcome. If you use shelving for storage, make sure you dust too.
Organize- Speaking of shelving, if the primary use for your basement was storage, make sure it's organized. Get rid of things you won't need while it's on the market because it will just take up the valuable space that your buyers are looking for.
Waterproof- If you're willing to put any money into your basement, waterproofing it will be a huge bonus to your potential buyers. Having a dry basement is the first step to having a finished basement. Once you take that step for your buyers, they'll be more inclined to put in the rest of the work.
A bad basement could be the deal breaker on whether or not buyers purchase your home. Follow these home staging tips for your basement and let your buyers see the potential in your home.