If you’re planning to move from your current home to a new home, everything that you’ve got to take care of in order to make this happen can be very overwhelming. However, there are likely a few big goals that you have in mind to accomplish to feel like you’re moving in the right direction. For most people, one of these big goals is selling their current home at a great price.
To help you in accomplishing this goal, here are three tips for staging your home for an open house so you can increase your chances of being made a great offer on your property.
Take A Look At Your Lighting
When you’re wanting to get out of your home as quickly as possible, you likely aren’t going to want to spend a lot of time or money on big renovations. But one area where updates and upgrades can make a big difference is in your lighting.
According to Shannon Petrie, a contributor to HGTV.com, the lighting and light fixtures that you have in your home can really date the space. And because this is something that many buyers know, swapping out your current light fixtures for something more clean and modern can give your entire home a whole new look and feel. Even just adding some polish or paint to your current fixtures can make an impact, so make sure you look at your lighting with this lens before holding your open house.
Remove All Clutter
Although you’re going to have your hands full figuring out all the logistics of your move, what you’re not going to want to procrastinate is the packing of your stuff, especially when it comes time for your open house.
Not only will packing up early give you a jumpstart of your move, but Ronique Gibson, a contributor to The Spruce, shares that packing up all of your little knick knacks and other items cluttering up your space can make it look much more inviting to buyers as they walk through your open house. As a general rule, try to keep flat space clear of anything that doesn’t make the space more beautiful.
Give Each Room A Purpose
While it’s good to remove clutter from your home, completely emptying your home isn’t really what staging your space is all about.
According to Amy Fontinelle, a contributor to Investopedia.com, your goal with staging your home should be to give each room a purpose and some distinction, especially if you have a very open floor plan. Setting up your home and furniture in this way can help people better envision themselves living there, which can help bring in a lot more offers, too.
If you’re planning on holding an open house as part of selling your home, consider using the tips mentioned above as you get ready to stage your property.