When the time comes to put your home on the market, you obviously want to get the best return on your investment. While you may not be in a place to do a complete remodel or redesign, there are a few tricks of the trade from home staging that yield tangible results for your home value and increase likelihood of finding a buyer. According to a survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp, staged homes spent half the time on the market than non-staged homes and sold for more than 6 percent above the asking price. So, before you put up your for sale sign, consider these three tips!
1. Knock, Knock, Who’s There?
The first tip happens to do with the first thing people see before they enter any home they consider purchasing. While this may come as a surprise, the top-ranking home improvement is the front door, which on average provides a 96.6% return on investment. Think of an updated, clean look that will complement your home’s style. If you have a white or neutral exterior with limited ornamental design, considering a bright pop of color for the front door may be just the right way to punch up your home value.
This is also the time to consider your curb appeal. Whether it’s updating lighting around your front yard, trimming hedges, or adding light landscaping, this can go a long way to get those homebuyers excited to walk into your home!
home front door updated for resale
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2. Picture Perfect
Homebuyers want to picture their future in your home, which means it’s time for you to remove family photos and personal items in order to create a fresh space. Homebuyers want to walk into a clean slate, so any clutter or disorganization may send them the other way. This is especially the case when you need to post photos online to sell your home. According to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey, 90% of potential buyers search online first. This is your chance at a first impression, so use it to your advantage!
Customer Photos: Las Vegas Master Bath (After-2)
3. Fixtures & Details
While it’s unrealistic for everybody to completely remodel bathrooms or kitchens, there are a variety of low cost additions that will get your bathroom looking ready for move-in. First and foremost, make sure all sanitary items, hot tools, kitchen tools, and counter-dwelling items are out of sight. Think of how a pristine hotel would look, and try to emulate that. This means fresh towels, linens, and often small design tweaks.
Next, fixtures and decorative accents will make a big difference in how a potential homebuyer views living in your space. When it comes to your bathroom, plain, lackluster mirrors tend to make your home look less put together. Before you consider purchasing something new, consider Frame My Mirror’s frame additions. With only a few steps and low cost, you can have a mirror that adds a final touch to your bathroom with limited investment! According to a NAR survey, the average staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, which is a home-staging ROI of 1 to 10 percent. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
When it comes to getting homebuyers interested, be sure to consider these staging tips!
trinity bronze in bathroom customer photo