Selling your home can be a tedious process, especially if you’re counting on its quick, successful sale to be able to finance your next move properly.
You can do many things to help speed up the sale of your home, such as selling when the market is hottest, working with a professional real estate brokerage in Toronto, and having great quality photos taken of your home.
One of the best things you can do to speed up the sale of your home is by staging it, especially if you’re having those aforementioned photos taken of the home. But what happens if you don’t have the time or budget to stage your home properly, or in some cases, what should you do if your furniture is already moved into your new place.
Fear not, as there are still a few things you can do to stage a home without furniture at all! Here are some tips on how to accomplish it.
Prioritize Important Rooms
Before you start staging, you should consider what rooms you’ll need to work on. If you’re on a budget or time crunch, it can be challenging to rework every room in the house. Instead, prioritize the main spaces in your home, focusing on the big three: Living room, kitchen, master bedroom. These are the rooms many homebuyers care about most and will directly affect the selling point of your home.
This is an easy task that, sadly, some people overlook when selling their homes. Things like dirt, debris, and foul odours in things like carpeted rooms can hinder the credit of a room, especially when items such as couches aren’t there to take the blame.
Make sure to deep clean your home, shampoo the carpet, remove any pet hair, open up the windows for fresh air, and dispose of anything else that can cause foul odours in the home.
If you don’t have time to accomplish these tasks yourself, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help you do this part for you, and let them know what particular areas you’d like them to prioritize.
Perfect What You Have
Since there won’t be much in the way of furniture to mask imperfections and marks on the floors and walls, making sure these surfaces are repaired, patched up, and refreshed with paint is all the more important when staging your home.
It’s best to stick with light, neutral colours when painting, such as whites, greys, and beiges, as darker and bold colour choices can show more cosmetic issues in the walls and turn potential buyers off from the idea of needing to repaint such a vibrant colour.
Do What You Can Outside
Since the interior of your home may be lacking personality and charm, use this chance to revitalize the home’s exterior. Having a home with a welcoming curb appeal with help in offsetting the potential lack of character from the inside of the house. You can achieve this with landscaping, painting the front door and any shutters, power washing the siding, and cleaning out the eaves.