Prepping Your Home for an Open House in Berlin
Prior to putting your house on the market, consider the best way to sell your house: professional home staging. Home staging benefits include fewer days on the market and better offers. And you should certainly try professional home staging if you need a quick home sale.
Look at staging your home as creating a "style" for your house like a publicist would do for a high profile politician. Just like creating an image draws more positive publicity to a public figure, staging makes your house more attractive on the market.
Preparing your property for an Open House doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be enjoyable. Together, we'll strive for a high bid for your home's sale. Below are a few home staging tips to get you started:
Start with the outside of your house, or your curb appeal. Examine the exterior of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What awesome characteristics seem hidden? Knowing this helps us to choose what we can do to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't attractive on the outside with refreshed paint and colorful greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your home's final selling price.
Make yourself at home...
Can buyers see themselves hanging out in your living area, reading a good book in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your house to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you do this by recommending small improvements that highlight the features of your property. I'll tell you eliminate anything that gives the look of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Less than inviting or cluttered spaces make your home look smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property "home".
I'll review every room of your home. I'll note the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that could use shining, and any other improvement that can quickly be made to positively affect the sale.
I'll ensure your home has mass appeal and that it's welcoming, staying away from "offensive" or "can't-work-with" shades on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can try borrowing furnishings. You want your house to look homey as opposed to bare and uninhabited.
Setting the Stage