In 2020, sales of existing homes reached the highest point in nearly 15 years.
Now that the pandemic hype is beginning to slow, selling your home isn’t quite as easy as it was a few months ago. This means that it’s now important once again to make sure that your home is carefully staged when potential buyers come to see it.
If you’re ready to sell your home fast and for top dollar, keep reading to learn a few essential Chicago home staging tips you need to know.
1. Remove the Personal Touches
Regardless of what your personal style is like, it’s important to stage a home to allow potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space. Too many personal belongings can hinder this, and hinder your home sale in turn.
From photos and artwork to any decor that isn’t neutral, take these items down and pack them away or put them in storage while showing your home.
2. Don’t Neglect Your Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home is the first thing that potential buyers see when they arrive for a showing. And as all real estate agents will tell you, first impressions are very important.
If you want buyers to really take the time to consider your home and picture themselves in it, make sure your first impression is a good one. The most competitive homes on the real estate marketplace are those with well-manicured lawns, fresh paint, and no overgrown landscaping.
3. Showcase Your Home’s Eco-Friendly Features
Even when the market was ultra-competitive and homes were selling fast, demand for eco-friendly features was still high. Efficient appliances, new windows and doors, and even smart thermostats are all selling points.
If your home has these or other eco-friendly features, be sure to highlight them.
Want to make your home even more competitive? Go green with a home solar panel system. Potential homeowners will love not just the eco-friendly aspects, but also the promise of reduced electricity costs.
4. Update Your Kitchen
Eco-friendly features are big selling points for home buyers. Outdated kitchens are a turn-off.
If you want to sell your home for more than it’s currently worth, updating your kitchen is the way to go. While this tip isn’t necessarily effortless, it can go a long way towards attracting buyers and demanding more money for your property.
5. Move Your Furniture
Odds are that you currently have your furniture arranged in a way that fits how your family uses each space in your home. But placing furniture for convenience doesn’t exactly make your space feel open and roomy.
Simply moving around your existing furniture can help you to eliminate any tight spots in your rooms and make your entire home feel larger.
Staging Your Home to Sell Fast and For Top Dollar
Effective Chicago home staging can help your home to stand out from the competition, sell fast, and sell for top dollar.
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