Staging Tips to sell your home this year on the Outer Banks

Ever wonder what kind of home on the Outer Banks brings the most interest, get top dollar, and sells the quickest?

It may be time to stage your home.

It may be a cost to getting your home in market ready condition, but with spring coming and the real estate market soon to be gaining momentum on the Outer Banks, this is a great time to get your home ready to sell.

Here are some tips in staging your home to sell on the Outer Banks:

  • Neutralize:  Most people think that staging is about decorating, this is not the case You are trying to appeal to the average buyer and if they make an emotional attachment to your home they will see themselves living there.  This is often missed and is a BIG part of staging.
  • Declutter:  By rearranging or storing furniture, thinning out your closets, and reducing the things on your bookshelf can change a room.  Too much clutter in a room will prevent a buyer from seeing the beauty of the room or its size.
  • Remove Distractions:  You want to buyer to see your home and not your things so by storing your collections and family pictures a buyers won’t feel like they are invading your space.  Also, don’t forget to store anything that may seem offensive for example something religious, political, guns, or animal trophies hanging on the wall.
  • Rejuvenate:  By putting a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls, washing windows, or replacing worn out fixtures can go a long way.  A buyer sees these as something they have to replace and may start to subtract from your asking price or if it think it is to much they could walk away.  Buyers want a move-in ready homes.

If staging sounds like too big of a task, consider hiring a professional stager. Hiring a stager just may be cheaper than a price reduction or stuck with paying for two mortgages later.  Additionally if the home is vacant, it won’t show well, you may want to consider renting furniture.

Staged homes sell for a larger profit and sell in nearly half the time on the Outer Banks.  A notable difference, indeed.

So, if you want to know if you stage your home or have questions about how your home may measure up with the other homes, call me today. I have the tips and suggestions showing you exactly how you can list your home with me to sell now!

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