10 Tips to Stage Your Home and WOW Your Buyers

Getting ready to sell your home in Southside Virginia? Before you start showing your home to buyers, take time to give your home some love - even the simplest home staging and sprucing can be the difference between a buyer that walks away and a buyer that's impressed. These DIY staging tips can really make your Clarksville, Halifax, or South Boston home stand out from the crowd.

The Exterior

Create Curb Appeal

If you want a buyer to come inside and fall in love with your home, they've got to fall in love with the outside, first! Spend some time making the outside of your home welcoming and attractive.

Powerwashing, painting, mowing and pruning, planting flowers, washing windows, and replaing your mailbox and house numbers are all easy ways to make your home look great.

Make the Front Porch Welcoming

Nothing says, "Welcome Home!" to a potential buyer like a nice, inviting porch. Tidy up your furniture, buy a new welcome mat, put out some potted flowers, replace your doorknob, and show your buyers a little hospitality!

Spruce Up Outdoor Areas

Here in Southside Virginia, we get plenty of nice weather, which means buyers will be looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors right at home. So help your buyers envision a laid-back outdoor lifestyle by sprucing up your yard, deck, or porch with outdoor furniture, a hammock, or even a firepit.

Don't forget to mow your lawn, trim any shrubs, and maybe take a little time to make your garden look nice.

Cleaning & Repairs

Clear Out the Clutter

Nobody likes a cluttered house! So do yourself a favor and start paring down some of your... stuff. Whether you donate it, host a yard sale, or even just pack it away in storage, removing unnecessary items can help make your home seem larger and cleaner.

Finish Maintenance Projects

Nothing's more intimidating to a buyer than walking into a home full of unfinished projects or in need of a lot of maintenace or repairs. Take some time to finish any ongoing projects, update any old paint or flooring, and fix up any pesky maintenance issues (leaky faucets, running toilets, squeaky floorboards, missing shingles, etc).

Clean, Clean & CLEAN!

You don't want to lose out on a good sale because of a few dust bunnies or grungy grout. Take some time to really make your home sparkle, from top to bottom. Don't forget windows, corners, behind furniture, and all the nooks and crannies in your bathrooms.

Interior Decor

Depersonalize Your Decor

You might love your sense of style, but that doesn't mean every buyer is going to. Decorating your home with simple and neutral colors and decoration leaves room for potential buyer to envision their own decor or belongings in your home.

Create Balance with Furniture

Furniture can say a lot about a room. Too much furniture makes a room seem crowded. Couches arranged facing each other can seem cozy and conversational. A bedroom with a desk or craft table can suddenly be a new world of possibilities. What stories can your furniture tell about your home?

The Final Details

Increase Your Lighting

Make your home bright and welcoming by letting in the light, especially the sunshine! Open windows (if the weather is nice) and blinds to welcome in the sunshine and show off your views. Still a little dark? Don't be afraid to turn on some ambient lighting.

Bring the Outdoors In

Being careful to keep your decor neutral, bring a little freshness and natural beauty inside with some fresh potted plants, clipped flowers, or fall branches.

Coming up on a special holiday or time of year? Take advantage of seasonal decor, like warm fall scents, wintery pine branches, or springtime pastels.

Your Southside Virginia Home Selling Resources

If you're ready to sell your Southside Virginia home, then it's time to contact us at Realty Resource LLC. These handy home-staging tips are just the beginning of what we have to offer our home sellers. Give us a call today and let's sell your Southside Virginia home.

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