Selling Your Home, The Play: Setting the Stage
We have said it 100 times, and we will say it 100 more times, your home needs to make the best first-impression possible to would-be purchasers; and staging your home goes a very long way towards making a great first impression. This article will briefly discuss a few tips to help make your life easier when it’s time to stage your home; staging a home properly is difficult, the Chernov Team just makes it look easy.
A Clean Home is A Sold Home
If you are planning on selling your house, it is useful to change how you look at moving around your home for the duration of the process, at least. Whenever you travel between rooms, grab something that doesn’t belong and put it where it does belong. Instead of leaving dishes for tomorrow, clean them as soon as you are done. You never know when a potential buyer will want a last-minute walkthrough of your property, and always having a clean home means you will never encounter a nightmare scenario where you can’t show your house because of how messy it was.
Invest in “Hot-This-Summer” Knickknacks
As much as it pains this author to say it, but you’ve got to play the game if you want to win the game; and a win in this context is worth tens of thousands of dollars. Take a gander at Pintrest and see what household items are trending; grab those items, and start decorating! What’s best is you don’t have to break the bank to look hip, you’d be surprised what a couple hundred dollars can do for a home.
Your House is Their House
Selling a home is a lot like nailing an interview, you need to leave the employer with an image of you that “fits” in their idea of an “office.” You dress the way you would for actual work, you ask questions that presume a future with the company, and when you are nearing the end you casually ask “oh, where will I be sitting” like it wasn’t the line you were waiting to say the whole time. Similarly, you need people looking at your house to leave with an image of your home that “fits” into their idea of a “home.” As such, don’t impose your house rules on visiting guests; you are moving anyways if things go right. Further, you don’t want to be home when they are touring the home, it breaks the imagery and reminds the viewer that they are nothing more than a house guest (which is not how someone wants to feel in a house they own).
Hiding Your Clutter Can Backfire
In a perfect world, you don’t have any clutter; perfect worlds don’t exist. In a slightly less-than-perfect world, your clutter is evenly dispersed throughout your house and has been organized in some fashion. The bottom line is the last thing you want to do is rush around hiding your clutter in various closets; people look in closets, regularly. Sure, you might get lucky, and the person viewing the house will never see the clutter; more than likely however, they will check closets and surmise the house simply does not have enough storage space considering the fact that it’s nearly overflowing.
At the Chernov Team we take pride in perfecting the art of selling homes in the Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Studio City areas; part of that art is making homes presentable. At the Chernov Team we understand that whoever shows up to the table most prepared leaves with the most, and the Chernov Team always leaves the table with the most.