Staging a home can help your home sell more quickly and for a higher amount, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming process.

Remove unwanted clutter

The first step in staging a home is to remove clutter, whether it is too many books on the bookcase or too many clothes crammed in the closet. Go through your house and remove any items that are not absolutely essential for a few months. Don’t overlook furniture, either! Too much furniture in one room can make the room look smaller and crowded. Rent a storage space or give unwanted furniture to charity.

Open all the curtains

To see your house clearly, buyers can benefit from a lot of light. Maximize your windows by opening all the window coverings and letting the sunlight pour into a room. Of course, also make sure windows and window sills are clean for the best impression. If a window has a view that might not be worth highlighting, buy a sheer panel to cover the view, but still let some light into the room.

Clean your home thoroughly

A messy home is a surefire way to turn off potential buyers. Clean your house like it’s never been cleaned before to appeal to home buyers. Make sure the house looks and smells like it’s ready for buyers to move into immediately. If cleaning is just not your cup of tea, consider hiring a weekly cleaning service to make sure your home shines.

Remember first impressions count

You have one shot at first impressions for buyers. Heighten your home’s curb appeal by keeping landscaping trimmed and orderly. Plant flowers or place potted plants by the front door to spruce up the entrace to your home. Clean your sidewalks with a power washer to remove grime.

A picture says a thousand words

When you have finished staging your home, make sure that your agent uses a professional photographer to capture your home at its best.  The majority of home buyers rely on online searches for home buying, so recent photos make a difference. For more help in staging and selling your home in Toronto, contact us today!

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