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6 Quick Tips for Fall Home Staging Curb Appeal
Fall Home Staging isn’t just about busting the clutter inside your house. It actually starts at the curb.
Want to create your best fall home staging curb appeal?
- Walk across the street and take a long hard look at your house. What do you see? Look long and hard. Make some notes and get busy. Home Staging doesn’t mean removing everything in sight. It’s about removing and adding back in to create that perfect model home “I can see myself living here” kind of look. You know the one. If you’ve been to the Fall Parade of Homes, I’ll bet you said that to yourself – more than once!
- Painting is the number one thing you can do to spruce up your exterior fall home staging. Look closely at your house. NOW is the time to do some whole house or touch up painting – before the temperatures drop. Don’t get caught up in the waiting to paint dilemma. I know about that. I woke up one cold morning in January and decided I was selling my house. Unfortunately my house needed to be painted. Luckily it was one of those typical Kansas City winters where we had a few mild days in the 50’s and I had my house painted in February.
- Clear the clutter around your front door. Do you have too much stuff? KISS – keep it simple staging is the best advice. Add a couple of urns on each side of your door with some pretty mums to frame the space. Invest in a new doormat and a simple fall wreath. As the seasons change, so should your curb appeal.
- Do you need to change your outdoor lighting? If it’s weathered brass, the answer is yes! You’re so used to looking at it that way, you don’t even see it. But agents may spot it first thing and wonder what else hasn’t been updated. Yes, today’s buyers want an updated home so if you’ve failed to do that throughout the years, you’ve got some work to do! I’ve got a 5 Year Plan for that!
- Along with the lighting…look at your house numbers. How do they look? Do they need to be replaced? Are they located so buyers and agents can see them from the street? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost entered the wrong house because I didn’t see the numbers.
- Last but certainly not least, look at the hardware on your front door. If you have more than one lock, do they match? Many times, the doorknob will be brass and the deadbolt will be silver or vice-versa. Be sure to match them up or replace them entirely if they are worn. It will send the message to the buyer and agent that this house is going to be just what they are looking for – clean, fresh and updated.
Do yourself a favor and follow these tips to update your fall home staging and curb appeal. There are plenty of houses out there, just not a lot of inventory that buyers want to buy. Get a leg up on your competition and sell your house fast. Remember, it’s all in the updates and details when selling your house faster and for top dollar. Buyers don’t want “projects” unless of course they can get a steal on the house. Once you get those projects done, it’s the final arrangement of your furniture and accessories that seal the deal. The home staging is always the icing on the cake and the reason my average house sells in less than 3 days for over way over asking price.
There’s still time to sell your home this fall and be moved on by the holidays. That’s what my clients, Gayle and Jerry did. We listed their house in November and by Christmas they were living happily ever after in their new home in Texas. Who wouldn’t want those fast results?
If you’d like to see what it’s going to take to get your house sold faster, for more money call me direct at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here.
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