Staging Sells. The best advice I've heard regarding designing is this: arrange every room to look its best from the doorway. This goes for arranging bedrooms, living rooms, foyers, etc. If a room is presented well, you can be sure it will sell.
Grays are in right now, but any neutral will do.
Give your home a fresh coat of paint in one of these colors (BEHR Silver Leaf, BEHR Gentle Rain, BEHR Parisian Taupe) to appeal to the majority of homebuyers.
When a buyer walks into a home, they are trying to envision themselves living there. Make it easy for them to do so by removing family pictures, monogrammed door decorations, and other personal items to give them a fresh perspective. When in doubt, flip through a magazine and ask yourself if your rooms belong on the pages.
It can be a smart investment to rent a storage unit for a month or two while your home is listed. Follow the magazine analogy again by simplifying, organizing, and removing unneeded stuff.
A few tips:
Show buyers what a space is supposed to be used for by strategically placing furniture pieces and decorations.
- Roll up the rugs and showcase your hardwood floors
- Remove window treatments to allow for more natural light
- Leave desks and tables clean of anything but a few decorations (remember groups of 3 are always safe)
- Take down the wall of picture frames and opt for one or two instead
The idea behind rearranging is to provide the most accessible, understandable layout to guests. For example, the extra half-loft space at the top of the stairs you never knew what to do with? Place a small desk and a few decorations to help the buyer envision the possibilities. In a way, it's spoon-feeding someone by saying "this room could be used for this."
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