Before you list, it’s important to stage your home to present it in a flattering light and attract serious buyers.
Staging your home also helps to keep it at a competitive and favorable price. According to the National Association of Realtors, 83 percent of agents said it made it easier for the buyer to visualize the property as a future home when it was staged. Additionally, buyers were 38 percent more willing to walk through a home that was staged versus one that was not.
If you’re unfamiliar with how to stage your home or aren’t sure if you should hire a professional, continue reading for a step-by-step breakdown containing the essentials of staging your Utah home.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Nobody likes walking into a messy house, so taking the time to declutter will make potential buyers feel more comfortable. Remove any items that contribute to chaos or have personal meaning. Shoppers want to be able to picture themselves in your home and that’s hard to do if your personal items are strewn everywhere. These can include family photos, your kids’ artwork, framed diplomas, children’s toys, or other personal collections.
Give Your House a Deep Clean to Make it Shine
Nothing is going to turn off a potential buyer more than uncleanliness. Now that you’ve decluttered, it’s time to sweep, mop, vacuum, and sanitize. In addition to surface cleaning, don’t forget about baseboards, walls, blinds, and windows. You’re going to need to use some elbow grease and clean even the smallest of corners. Also, don’t forget to make your home smell good too! Plugging in some air fresheners or setting out a diffuser will help your home feel even more clean and fresh.
Think Light and Bright
Staging your home for a quick sale in Utah means aiming for light. Open all the blinds to let in natural light and make sure light all fixtures are working properly. Turn on all the lights before showings to make your home more inviting and save buyers from having to hunt for light switches. Fresh plants and flowers also contribute to a light and airy feel.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Curb Appeal
Landscaping can make all in the difference in selling your home in Salt Lake City. Curb appeal is just as important as a sparkling kitchen or a spacious living room. Take the time to weed, mow, and edge your lawn. Use a hose to spray down surfaces like the driveway, patio, sidewalks, and any areas containing spider webs. First impressions matter, so make sure your home stands out from the moment buyers pull up to the curb.
Sell Your Home Fast with Joe Homebuyer Utah
If you need to skip staging your home and sell it quickly, Joe Homebuyer Utah is here for you. We buy houses in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas including Ogden, Sandy, Lehi, Orem, and more throughout Utah. Regardless of the price or condition, we would love to work with you. Reach out to get your fair, all-cash offer today!