Home staging can help you sell your house quickly. Here's what to do to prepare your home for a showing.
Appearance is Everything
Many real estate professionals feel that potential buyers make a decision about a house within moments of walking in the door. That said, first impressions are crucial, but in these challenging financial times, it’s more important than ever to make informed decisions on what to spend our money and time on. To that end, I’ve gathered some info for you to help you determine what to do and what not to do when preparing your home for sale. First, trim overgrown bushes and mow the lawn. Lay fresh mulch or sod, pull weeds and clear fallen leaves, especially on the walkway into the home. Create a warm, inviting feel by putting out potted flowers on the front porch or steps. And place a welcome mat outside the front door. If it's wintertime, make sure the walk is completely shoveled. If the house needs painting, have it done. But if a new coat isn't needed and the paint looks dingy, consider power spraying the house. Photo Credit: davidChief