Are you planning on selling your Ruskin home, know that preparation is needed when selling your home? My experience is that when a home is staged, it can bring in up to many thousands of dollars more than asking price.
Preparation Is Needed When Selling Your Ruskin Home
Also, staging helps in all types of markets. When there’s a glut of homes for sale in an area, a buyer’s market, a staged home stands out to buyers. Additionally, the price can’t be low-balled when compared to an unstaged house. Alternatively, in a seller’s market, staged homes attract numerous offers. In this way, the price can get driven up as buyers compete with each other. Either way, the homeowner who took the time to stage comes out the winner.
Home staging can mean different things. It can include everything from de-cluttering a home and rearranging the furniture to making minor repairs. Sometimes, when selling your Ruskin home, it means completely clearing the house and leasing new furniture. It appears that the more effort, and money, one puts into staging the home, the more return on investment when the home sells. Not only that, staged homes tend to sell faster than as-is homes.
Though many sellers are currently choosing to hire a professional home stager, you must decide whether you can afford it or not. Professionals know what works and what doesn’t. However, you can do the prep work yourself, with a bit of research and work.
First and Foremost
Some elements of home staging are universal. First and foremost, remove any excess furniture and knick-knacks. A cluttered house is invisible to buyers, blanketed under the bits and pieces of someone else’s life. If need be, rent storage for all your extra stuff. If you have a storage room, empty it, or set it up to look like an office or weight room. This highlights features you don’t use, but someone else might love. Sometimes, all that’s needed is an objective rearranging of your things to free up more space.
Another key area is repairs. It’s not the time for major renovations, but do fix up really obvious minor flaws, especially around the front door. First impressions are key to selling your home. Keep in mind that people viewing your home will likely open cupboards and closets. Repair squeaks and sticks so they don’t stand out. Since doorways have a tendency to get worn, consider new paint.
If you’re planning on selling your Ruskin home, you might want to do a little research online to help with your staging ideas, or even look into hiring a professional in your area. No doubt you’ll be glad you did. Get in touch with me, as I have some professional stagers in mind. I’d be happy to share their contact info with you.