When a potential buyer walks into a house, they want to envision themselves in the space - their belongings, their momentos and their furnishings.
Sometimes, that can be difficult to do if the current homeowner has personal photos displayed or big, bulky furniture that makes a space feel small.
One way to help potential home buyers see their own vision is to have the house staged.
What does this mean?
This means hiring a professional to evaluate a space and its furnishings then either reorganizing pieces in a new, fresh way or supplementing the furnishings with pieces that often help set a neutral tone.
Even if you don't hire a professional, you can still benefit from some staging tips:
CLEAN: A super clean and fresh home is inviting to potential home buyers.
DEPERSONALIZE: Nix the personal photos and souvenirs from travels. Stick to furnishings that have mass appeal.
NEUTRAL: Neutral colors - both in paint and furnishings - offer a clean slate for buyers to picture their items in.
MINOR REPAIRS: Try touching up scuffs or snags around the house. These small details can help elevate the space.
What other tips do you have for selling a house?