If you are putting your house up for sale because the real estate in Texas is hotter than ever then you are probably assuming that your house will sell quickly. It might sell fast and for what you’re asking, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything to give it a boost. The trick is to make sure that you are setting your house up for a quick sale so you can take advantage of the prices.
Whether you are flipping houses or are looking to move to your forever home, you need to make sure that you are putting your house in the best possible light for the sale to happen fast. This means that you have to do some staging to guarantee a sale. In this article, we will go over several of the essentials when it comes to staging a home.
#1. Deep Clean
Everybody knows that you have to clean your house before you have people come and view it. However, that doesn’t mean tidying up and vacuuming. It involves a deep clean so the house comes out looking brand new. It’s a good idea to hire a professional to come and do it since they have the tools and the know-how.
For instance, the carpeting needs to be steam cleaned because over the years it has accumulated a lot of built-up dander and dust that is essentially locked between the fibers. A professional will give it a thorough deep clean and make sure that it looks brand new.
They will also get behind everything such as the stove and do degreasing of the floor and wall. Your bathroom will not have a single hint of mildew and the tiles will sparkle. They will find things to clean that you didn’t even know existed.
#2. Do Some Upgrades
Some of your appliances and other items in the house are probably old and outdated. Some may even look run down such as an old toilet. If your appliances are old then it may be a good idea to buy new ones that have a more modern style and are far more efficient than old ones.
Try to look at the state of the house with a new set of eyes. If the kitchen countertop is looking dull and scratched then replace it. If the carpeting won’t look any better after a steam clean then take it up and expose the hardwood underneath or replace it with a new carpet.
#3. Make it Neutral
The idea is to make it look like there is nobody living in the house. Take away anything distracting that is personal to you and leave it looking a bit austere. This allows people to visualize themselves in the house and makes it more likely that they will want to buy right away. If the house has been deep cleaned and some upgrades done then it will look like nobody has ever lived there.