Sellers: Tips on Staging Your Home for Sale
If you’re looking to sell your home there are two things you need to know: what does the market look like in my area, and what can I do to make my home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers.
That’s precisely what we’re going to be taking a look at in this post, with an overview of how the Victoria real estate market looks after December 2020, and some tips on how to stage your home to make it as appealing to buyers as possible!
The key takeaway you need to have when it comes to the Victoria real estate market right now is that it’s very much a sellers market.
With inventory hitting an all-time low in December 2020, there is a significant imbalance between supply and demand which should benefit anyone looking to sell.
Furthermore, with interest rates at an all time low, and many areas in Victoria becoming popular destinations for people looking to relocate, we can expect the market for single family homes and townhouses to continue to favor sellers.
How To Stage Your Home To Impress Buyers
You aren’t entirely dependent on the market, there’s a lot you can do to make your home a more attractive proposition for potential buyers.
One of the most important parts of selling a home? It’s how you stage it for buyers to view, whether that’s in-person in a safe and secure manner, or through photos.
With that in mind, here are our 5 top tips for staging your home:
Make the most of your curb appeal
Curb appeal isn’t just an industry buzzword - it’s going to be the first impression you make on any potential buyer, especially if they’re just driving by to get an initial look. Making sure you have a blooming, attractive garden, clean walkways and exteriors, and some additional decorative or functional flourishes to stand out will help.
This one can be difficult for homeowners, as even when you’re selling, this is still your home with your personal stamp on it. But you should be aiming for a style that will appeal to a wider range of buyers, as well as removing clutter and personal items.
Style your dining room area
It’s one of the most important rooms for family buyers, and one of the most overlooked by sellers. Aim for something that avoids bare tables and surfaces, but doesn’t overcrowd or seem too busy. Just a few small bowls of fruit and flowers will go a long way.
Rearrange your furniture
Your furniture is most likely arranged with your comfort and living style in mind, but opting for clean symmetrical arrangements will be a surefire way to impress guests, as will pairing items such as sofas and chairs to create conversation spaces.
Be sophisticated and neutral
When it comes to decor choices and aesthetics, aim for clean and tailored looks and spaces that emphasize sophisticated neutral colors, such as rich neutrals like mocha and deep greys.
The best way to sell your home is to bring in a real estate expert who can deliver — and that’s exactly what we can offer here at Jack Barker. If you’re looking to sell, get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you.