Putting your house on the market is among of the most confusing and stressful events you can face. Especially when you realize that homebuyers aren’t seeing your house; they’re seeing your house. A homebuyer’s critical eye could be a little offsetting. Okay, let’s face it… a lot offsetting. But, remember one thing; you are not alone! Yes, the process can be intimidating, but we’re here to help with the home staging.
Reality vs The Dream
The first thing to know is that we all live in a house that is much different than the vision of perfection a buyer has when they go house hunting. Homebuyers are meticulous and have visions of absolute perfection. These same homebuyers may live with life’s clutter in their own house, but when they go shopping for a new house, they expect neat, tidy, and absolutely uncluttered.
However, the truth is that we have hectic and busy lives and we live in our home. It’s hard to separate our house from our daily life. We wind up with shoe piles in the halls, laundry baskets always perched at the bottom of your home’s stairs, and small appliances lining our kitchen counter-tops like little culinary soldiers. Is this so wrong? The awful truth is, yes. When you are staging your home to sell, clutter is always a deal-breaker.
In order to make your house as salable and appealing as possible, you need to match the buyer’s dream, and a clean slate is the only way a buyer can see their dream. To you, the seller, this may mean some big changes. So, where do you start? By learning more about what a buyer wants.
To get a sense of just how far apart a buyer’s dream is from your reality, visit a model home or two. Pick a few new home communities and look at the models. Go to open houses in communities where houses are selling.
Take a notepad with you. When you get out of your car, jot down your first impressions:
- What struck you about this house the moment you drove up and got out of the car?
- Was it the clean driveway?
- The sparkling windows?
- The flower beds?
- Perhaps it was something distracting, like a broken light fixture.
Whatever it was, jot it down, good or bad.
Now walk in the front door and, again, write down your first thoughts:
- Were you impressed by how spacious the rooms appear?
- Did you notice how all the rooms are so bright and sunny?
- Maybe the clean lines and tasteful decor were appealing.
Maybe you can even imagine yourself living there! Does it feel like you just walked into the pages of a home decorating magazine, or are you trying to find a bare spot somewhere, anywhere, to set your purse?
Did something just click? When you look around as a buyer, what impresses you, and what distresses you? That’s exactly what you need to know when staging your house for sale. Knowledge is power and knowing what a buyer is looking for is exactly what it takes to sell your house.
Brunswick Organizing Solutions can assist you with removing the clutter from your home and getting it ready for sale. You don’t need an interior designer and lots of money to make your home appealing to a potential buyers.
Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions today for help with making your home standout.
Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Leland, NC 28451
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