Tips For Making Your Home Stand Out to Buyers

There are probably already many things on your to-do list as you’re preparing to sell your home in Orange County. Here are some tips to help you make your home sell fast and stand out.

Think Objectively.

You will need to think about your home objectively and in a buyer’s perspective when preparing it for potential home buyers. This may be hard as a homeowner, but taking generic photos of your home’s interior and exterior features may help you picture your home objectively.

Start with the Exterior.

The exterior of your home is important when it comes to appealing to a buyer. The way your home looks on the outside is what brings buyers to your home as well as entice them into going inside to check out the home. Consider trimming the trees, mowing the lawn and even getting a fresh paint job for the home and the front door to freshen up the outside look of your home.

Declutter Your Home.

Potential home buyers like to see spacious homes so that they can envision how they can fill up the space and decorate the space as their own. It would be difficult for them to picture their own layout in your home if the rooms were cluttered with someone else’s’ personal belongings. So before any potential buyers goes on a tour in your home, make sure to organize and declutter all the rooms in your home as much as you can. A smart strategy for decluttering is packing up half of your household belongings before listing your home. This includes anything that you don’t use everyday as well as any personal pictures and knick knacks.

Stage Your Home Strategically.

Whether you have a small home or a big home, staging your home and utilizing the space strategically will make your home stand out to potential buyers because attention to details and a willingness to go the extra mile can make all the difference.

Think Outside the Box.

This is where you can get creative with putting out decorations, playing around with furniture placement, and overall making your home more appealing. Homes with a clean, stylish, and uncluttered look with generic modern decor is what most buyers look for. Make sure to pay attention to how your kitchen space is staged. The kitchen is typically one of the rooms in the home that potential buyers get excited over, which entices them to complete the sale. Try making your kitchen unique by adding new paints, elegant features, and sleek decor to the space.

Ask a Friend for Honest Advice.

Since it is your home, it may be hard for you to see the home for what is really is even if you are thinking in a buyer’s perspective. A smart idea would be to ask a friend for an honest opinion of your home. Ask a friend to come through your home and point out all the things that could raise red flags for potential buyers.

Selling a house can be stressful in a competitive market, but these tips will surely help make your home shine above the rest. Contact Stacy & Nicole today for any of your home selling inquiries!


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7 Staging Tips For Selling a Small Home

Are you trying to sell a small home in Orange County? One of the biggest components that contribute to a successful sale is how you stage your home, so having a small home does not mean a trickier sale. Follow these steps to see if you are being the most successful in preparing a small home for sale.

1. Say Goodbye to Clutter

The most important thing you can do to prepare a small home for sale is to get rid of any clutter. Clutter makes a home look unorganized and usually is a result of having too much furniture. This may make a small space feel even smaller! Take a hard look at the pieces of furniture you currently own and consider what you can live without. An organized layout comes a long way when you have a reasonable amount of furniture and more open space to work with.

2. Rearrange Your Furniture

Rearrange your furniture to organize the layout of your home. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements work well. A home can look more organized with furniture that is in pairs as well as pulling furniture away from the walls. Place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. This will create a more open and walking space to make your home feel spacious yet inviting.

3. Strategize the Use of Mirrors

Mirrors can do more than allow you to see your reflection. Mirrors can brighten a dark room and make a small space look much bigger by reflecting natural light. Placing a mirror either next to or directly across from a window can also help by adding more depth to your home.

4. Let Light In

Having good lighting in your home is one of the biggest aspects that can help make a small space seem larger. Good lighting can come from how much natural sunlight can be let in as well as the type of lighting you use in your home. Here are three types of lighting to consider implementing into your home:

  • Ambient (general or overhead)
  • Task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading)
  • Accent (table and wall)

An added bonus is that this will also help make your home feel warm and welcoming!

5. Utilize Rugs

The larger an area rug, the more spacious the room will seem. Having small rugs can actually make a home seem smaller because it makes the space seem choppy. Situating rugs under groupings of furniture can help add contrast to your home to help organize the different sections of your home. This will overall allow you to have a more organized layout in your home because not using any rugs in your home can make the space look like a big maze of furniture.

6. Take Down Decorations and Artwork on the Walls

Walls with a blank space gives a room a chance to breathe. Taking down the decorations and artwork on the walls also contributes to decluttering your home to make it more organized. Having open walls can also make a small space feel bigger.

7. Take Your Doors Off Their Hinges

Removing all your interior doors besides the ones that lead to bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets can help your home feel more open. This allows a small space to feel larger as if there is more room to walk around.

Successful staging a small home may seem difficult, but it is not impossible. If you have any questions or if you need any help, contact us today!


Courtesy of Cuselleration

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