When selling your home, it only makes sense to try to get the highest possible price. Why leave money on the table? Many sellers don’t realize just how easy it can be to squeeze more money out of a house by using some simple home staging tricks.

The first thing to do is clean and organize. Go through the entire house and get rid of items you no longer need. Put items in storage, have a garage sale, or donate them. Your goal is to reduce clutter and create as much space as possible in each room, including closets. Remove any excess furniture in order to improve flow and help create an airy feel. Buyers want lots of space.

Next, do a thorough cleaning from top to bottom. If the house is dirty, not only is it less attractive, but it can also give buyers the impression that the house has not been properly cared for. Clean up the back yard as well: put away toys, power wash hard surfaces if necessary, and tidy up the landscaping.

Now focus on your curb appeal. Curb appeal is the most important part of getting your home ready to sell because if your house doesn’t make a good first impression, buyers may not even stop. You don’t want your house to be a drive-by! Make sure the grass is nice and green and patch any bare areas with a lawn patch product. Get a pretty new door mat with a design that will add a pop of color. Give the front door a fresh coat of paint and polish up those house numbers. Make sure the porch and entry area are sparkling clean, add cheerful potted flowers near the door, and you’re done!

These easy improvements can put your home ahead of the comps and help you get a higher selling price. Contact us if we can help with your current real estate goals.