A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house or take it seriously based on its curb appeal—the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can help make sure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on the its exterior appearance.
It's difficult to look at our own house in the same way that potential home buyers do, because when we become accustomed to the way something looks and functions, we can't see its faults. Decide right now to stop thinking of the property as a home. It's a house—a commodity you want to sell for the highest dollar possible.
“Homebuyers will be in a home for three to four minutes. You want to make those moments memorable and profitable.”You don’t need to be a decorator to stage a home. Check out leading department and home furnishing stores to see what colors they are using and copy them. Bringing in trendy colors immediately modernizes any home, as will fresh linens in the bedroom and bathroom. Take a tour of your home and pretend that you’ve never seen the house before, and give it a critical look. Examine the exterior, interior, and smell around for odors. Get picky. Make a list of things you’d like to improve. Here is additional advise by the author of Peggy’s Corner, The Art of Staging, Peggy Selinger-Eaton offers these additional ideas:
Think clean and open spaces for your home as you stage.
Clear off all surfaces and keep only a few decorative accessories.
Think of ways to clean, eliminate clutter and modernize.
Eliminate odors from smoking, pets and cooking.
Remove all personal items and photographs.
Let the homebuyers see rooms as to what they should be..
Clean your carpets and touch up the paint.
Clean your carpets and touch up the paint
Clear off the countertops in your kitchen and bathrooms.
Feng Shui (meaning Wind and Water in Chinese) is the ancient art of placement to promote harmony, wealth, success and health. Feng Shui deals with the location and architecture of buildings, along with interior design and exterior landscaping. A working knowledge of Feng Shui may even help in home selling and home buying in today's multicultural world