Your home may be one of your largest assets, and you certainly want to take steps to get the highest price possible for it when you list it on the market. In addition, you may have plans to purchase a new home or to take other similar steps when you list your home. Staging your home is a great way to present it in the best possible light for potential buyers to see. While there are dozens of staging tips and ideas that you may use, there are a few that are rather simple and affordable for most to complete.
Add Accents To Your Neutrals
It's often the case that a home with neutral colors will show better because potential buyers can envision themselves in it, but there are ways to dress up neutral tones that will add spark. Instead of leaving your place too ho-hum, try punching up the color palette with a few bright pieces that will catch the eye. Whether you add a throw, some pillows, a vase or a vivid painting, this can be a simple way to create a lasting impression.
Let The Light In
The winter months can be a more difficult time to let natural light in, but few things will have a more positive impact on how your home shows than the lighting. A warm, homey space that is lit in a way that maximizes your home's best features will be sure to make potential homebuyers interested. In addition, good lighting will work to minimize any flaws that might be more visible in a less flattering light.
Don't Forget About The Senses
It's easy to get so involved in cleaning and de-cluttering your home that you forget about creating ambiance, but engaging the senses can have a very positive impact on potential homebuyers. Instead of leaving this aspect to chance, you may want to bake something to create a pleasant scent or play music so that people viewing your home will stick around a little longer. Potential homebuyers may not be aware of it, but engaging the senses can have an unconscious effect on the impression your home leaves.
By engaging the senses and adding color to a neutral palette, you may just snag a few buyers. If you're thinking of putting your home on the market or just interested in some more tips and tricks, we're always available to help!