Home Staging Mistakes series
As I promised in my previous post from July 20, 2018, called Home Staging Mistakes series – Part 1, I had to make a Part 2 :).
In this post, we will look at three more short video clips I produce on a weekly basis. The goal of these clips is to remind all home sellers of the most important potential pitfalls in the property preparation process. Some of them will might seem obvious (cleaning the house, anyone?), but, believe me, a lot of people don’t do what they must do, if they want to sell their property quickly and at a maximum possible price. Details matter!
Ignoring your Curb Appeal (how the house presents itself from the outside) might deter some potential buyers from coming in. I am sure it has happened to you: looking at a house from the outside and forming a negative opinion about it, if the outside looks unkempt, cluttered or outdated. You just want to move on:)
Remember, the Curb Appeal is your chance for an excellent first impression!
Home Staging Mistakes – # 4
The next one is one of my personal favorites. It is kind of a delicate topic to discuss and, for that reason, many realtors delegate the job to me :). Yes, most houses have their own odor. Chances are the owners don’t notice it, but the buyers will and it is NOT a good thing! On a personal note, I remember walking into a house as a potential buyer and being assaulted by a very strong food smells (fried oil and spices). Well, I don’t remember the house at all, as I just wanted to escape….Too bad, as it might have been a perfectly nice house but the sellers lost my attention because of the unpleasant smell.
Home Staging Mistakes – # 5
Let’s talk about Depersonalizing your house before you put it on the market. It has happened to me to walk into a client’s home and feel like I am intruding on THEIR OWN, very personal space. It’s fine to live like that, after all it is your house, but it is NOT OK during the sales process :). The goal is for the buyer to be able to see him/her self living in that space.
Home Staging Mistakes – # 6
And there you have it. Hope you enjoyed these tips and they will come in handy when you put your house on the market. Would love to get your comments below!