Selling your property is not easy. It certainly does not happen overnight – not if you want to get a good price out of it. It is important to prepare to make a good impression, but also to remember not to go overboard. Property sellers can sometimes get carried away and do too much “staging” that it distracts potential buyers as opposed to attracting them.
A single property inspection can take anywhere from 12 to 20 minutes, which means time is of the essence. Here are some common distractions to avoid when staging your home for viewing:
- Personal items
First off, get rid of any unwanted and unpleasant smells in the house. This is not only a distraction, but a huge turn off for buyers.
Second, bring in some natural light into your home. If there isn’t enough of it coming in, add artificial and accent lighting to areas you want your potential buyers to pay more attention to.
Third, if you are thinking about playing some music to set the mood on the day of your scheduled open house, don’t. Just don’t. It will only distract your viewers and no matter what kind of music you play, not everyone will like it because people have such different tastes and preferences. The safest option is no music at all.
Next, when you get down to styling your property, make sure you do not go overboard with it. You are going for a neat, ready-to-move-into look and not excessive distractions. The last thing you want to happen is for the styling to drown out the original qualities and features of the property. Don’t take too much away, but don’t add so many embellishments either.
Finally, no matter how much your home means to you, once you decide to sell it, it’s time to pack up your personal effects and get it ready for other people to view. Besides, if you have too many family photos, diplomas, and other sentimental items on display, it might make your potential buyers more interested in you and the kind of person that you are instead of what they should really be focusing on which is your house.
Adequate planning with just the right amount of preparation can go a long way in making a positive impression on your potential buyers. When in doubt, you can always consult with an expert, such as a Property Broker Victoria, for valuable home staging advice.