If you have been paying any attention at all to Texas real estate then you know how hot the market is. If you have been planning to sell your house then this is the best time to do so to ensure a fast sale and get your asking price. Even though houses are selling fast, you do still need to take care of a few things to make sure you are getting the most you can for it.
Staging your house is essential in any real estate market so you can present it in the best possible light. This involves setting up your house in a certain way that will help the viewer want to make an offer and usually one that is higher than if you did nothing. In this article, we will go over several tips to help you stage your house for viewings in the best way.
1 – Clean it up
It should be clear that the house needs to be cleaned before allowing people to come to view it. However, it isn’t so clear what cleaning really means. It should involve a deep clean to get it looking like nobody has ever lived there before. In many cases, it is going to be a deep cleaning that the average person is not capable of doing themself.
Look into hiring a professional cleaner that can come and do the cleaning in a way that you can’t. They have the equipment and products as well as the expertise to get your house spotless and looking brand new.
If you have rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting then this is extremely important to get right. Many carpets have accumulated a lot of dust and pet dander. They need to be totally stain-free and have the odors they’ve accumulated removed. This involves a deep steam cleaning.
2 – Paint it
It is important for the house to look new when you stage it for a viewing and a fresh paint job will certainly do the trick. However, people have very strong opinions about colors and could be turned off by your choice. Everybody knows that they can repaint the house to whatever color they prefer, but they need to be able to imagine themselves living in the house when they view it.
This means that the paint job should be neutral and middle of the road. Don’t paint it white to be neutral as this can look sterile and uninviting. Look for a color that is off-white to light in color without being glaring.
3 – Light it right
Homes that are light and airy are the ones that are most inviting and cozy. When you have your home bathed in natural light then people immediately feel at home there. Make sure to open all the blinds to let in as much light as possible, in areas where there are few windows use some natural light bulbs to give the appearance of warm daylight and avoid harsh light.