A photo demonstrating how to stage a home for a faster sale.

Staging Your Home to Sell

Tips for Staging Your Home for a Faster Sale

If you’ve finally found the right senior living community to call home, you’re ready to move on to the next important step in the journey, selling your home. Believe it or not, selling your home doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem.

Right now, the housing market is strong and sellers are perfectly positioned to find buyers who are willing to pay top dollar for the right home. And while this may seem like all you have to do is sit back and wait, by making just a few adjustments to your home, you can sell even faster and potentially for a full ask offer.

Still need convincing? The more money you get from the sale of your home, the better off you’ll be as you enter into this new chapter of your retirement.

How to Stage a Home for a Faster Sale

Spending money to stage your home to sell might seem counter-intuitive. However, with a few smart investments in your current home, you can maximize your profit and better appeal to buyers.

Use these five suggestions to get your creative juices flowing, and remember that a good realtor will help you make strategic decisions that will help you get the best bang for your buck.

  • Focus your attention on the rooms that matter most to buyers – Spend the majority of your efforts on the living room, master bedroom and kitchen when staging your home.
  • Declutter your house as much as possible – Not only will this make spaces look larger, but it will also allow you to hide personal memorabilia that will make it harder for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home.
  • Create a neutral color palette – Bold colors may give your home a personal touch, but if they don’t fit a potential buyer’s aesthetic, they may be unable to look past it. If possible, hire painters to paint the main floor a neutral gray, white or beige.
  • Invest in light landscaping – Whether you invest your time and energy or pay someone to do it, ensure your yard looks clean and well-manicured. Curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers will notice.
  • Add as much light as possible – Open all windows, replace heavy curtains with light sheers and add lamps to rooms that don’t have a lot of natural light. Do whatever you can to make your home seem as light and airy as possible.

If home staging seems a little overwhelming to you, have your realtor walk through the space with a designer. They can give you a small list of items that will make the biggest impact. It has been proven time and time again that just a little home staging can have a positive effect on potential buyers and increase your sale price.

Find Your Forever Home at St. Joseph of the Pines

If you are still in the process of searching for the perfect senior living community to start your next chapter, be sure to check out St. Joseph of the Pines. Our continuum of care ensures the next move you make will be the last one. Choose from a variety of floor plans and take advantage of a variety of amenities and services designed to help you get the most from your retirement years. Find out if we are a good fit for your future. Schedule a tour of one of our two North Carolina campuses.

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