If you are in the market to sell your home
and if you have decided to stage it, then the following points will surely help
you as these are some of the common mistakes that people do while staging a
- Since everyone believes that a
good first impression is the best, they end up mowing the lawn, raking the
leaves, keeping plants in the driveway, painting the walls etc. All these are
good and should be done but while doing this most people fail to polish the
main door or paint the main door. The door usually is forgotten until the buyer
comes and presses the call button, so ensure this is done. Some houses have
garages abutting the house and the garage is usually not tended to well. Do not
do this mistake; take care of the garage too. Another common mistake is to
overlook the mailbox. If the mailbox is rusted
and in disrepair then the first impression will not be the best impression it
will be the worst impression. Get the mailbox repaired or get a new one.
- Another mistake which most
homeowners do is to keep things that hold emotional value to them. An old clock
may be valuable to you but for the prospective buyer it would seem like junk
and unwanted clutter. Ideally you should rent storage units
Santa Monica and keep all the things that hold significant to you there.
When the house is bare or with just bare minimum furniture the house will
appear bigger and the buyer will also be able to visualize his or her furniture
in the space.
- Most homeowners keep the
windows closed and the drapes drawn. This is a big mistake because natural
light enhances the mood as well as makes the room look bigger. Fresh air is
also essential so keep the windows and drapes open.
- Most homeowners ensure that the kitchen and
bathroom is deep cleaned. They also ensure the faucets do not drip, the tiles
are not broken etc. They also ensure that all the appliances in the kitchen are
in working condition. But the mistake that they do is to not bake bread or
cookies when they already know that a prospective buyer is about to come and
visit. When the fragrance of baked bread or cookies wafts across the house, it
creates a pleasant mood. You can offer the freshly baked food to the buyer and
break the ice which can eventually lead to a sale.