Staging is an important part of selling your Martingsburg, WV home. Although it might seem minor because it is relatively easy and inexpensive, do not underestimate the power of staging! The truth of the matter is, people buy homes they can envision themselves living in. That means it's best if you make your Martinsburg, WV home really easy for people to imagine themselves in. How to do that? Here are tips on staging your Martinsburg, WV home, along with some special considerations to take because it is fall:
- Clean the yard. You want the front yard to look very nice and neat. In fall this can be more difficult than usual because of leaves falling. Rake the yard every single day if need be. Don't want for an open house to do lawn maintenance--you never know who will see your ad and decide to drive past to take a look!
- Decorate. You want only minimal decorations both inside and out because you don't want things to look cluttered. That said, nicely arranged pumpkins on the front step and some gourds or other fall-themed decorations on the kitchen table will liven up the place while providing seasonally-related feelings of comfort.
- Clean the gutters. When staging, you always want to take care of very minor repairs. Replace light bulbs and fix any leaky faucets or running toilets. Additionally, clean the gutters. During the fall, it doesn't take long for them to get backed up with leaves, and that definitely doesn't portray the clean, well-maintened look you're going for!
- Light a candle. For decades Realtors have known that a nice smelling house is attractive to potential buyers. Scent is powerful and can relax people. Choose a lightly scented candle that is fall appropriate--perhaps something that smells like pumpkin or cinnamon.
Hopefully these autumnal staging tips help as you prepare to sell your Martinsburg, WV home. If you have any further questions about staging, or would like to discuss hiring Kable Team to help you sell your Martinsburg, WV home, please contact us today.