Avoid These 5 Home Staging Mistakes

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Home staging is a necessary component of prepping one’s house for the real estate market. However when staging, it is crucial to elude silly mistakes so that potential buyers don’t pass up your house. Avoid these 5 home staging mistakes when readying your house for the market.

Cluttered cupboards: During an open house, visitors are not just looking at the floor plan and open spaces, they’re likely to peak inside your cupboards and closets as well. If these spaces are messy or cluttered, it can give buyer the impression that storage space is at a minimum, rather than a realistic representation.

Loud paint colors: Just because you love the bright red palette you chose to decorate your living room, does not mean others will. By painting the rooms in your home neutral colors, buyers can see the potential of a space for their own future décor.

Overly ornate or beat-up furniture: Using ostentatious furniture or even worn and dated furniture can disrupt the clean lines you want to create in your staging. When choosing furniture for display, less is more and simple is better.

Thematic staging: While staging themed rooms like nurseries or office spaces can be appealing to some buyers, there can be times with the themes just don’t work in a space and can throw of the overall flow of the home.

Dusty or messy rooms: If your home is layered with dust, your tub is grimy, and your spaces are cluttered, buyers won’t be able to see beyond the mess. Though it can time-consuming, do your best to ensure your house is spic and span for every viewing.

Good home staging can dramatically improve the look of your home so that it sells quickly and for the best price. When staging, it is best to consult your realtor or a home staging expert to maximize the home’s true selling potential.

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How To: Selling Your Home In Ohio

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How To: Selling Your Home In Ohio – Are you beginning the process of selling your home? Whether you’re selling or you’re simply looking to understand the buying process better, it’s important to be informed and knowledgeable about what all goes into selling a home. That’s why we created this detailed guide to help you with each step of the selling process.

Read on for our best tips, advice and information, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Prepare to Sell.

The home selling process typically starts months before you put your house on the market. It’s important to think like a prospective buyer and take an objective look at your home’s aesthetic to determine what needs cleaned, painted, replaced or tossed out. Determine the best parts of your home and make sure to highlight them while you’re revamping it for sale.

While your home might be ready to sell, that doesn’t mean people are ready to buy. Home prices tend to rise and fall with supply and demand, so when the market is more active, you have the opportunity to get a much better deal. Typically the summer months are the busiest months, but your realtor can advise you on when it’s best to list your home.

Find Your Realtor.

Not only can your realtor advise you on when to list or how to highlight your home’s best attributes, they can also help you set an appropriate asking price based on your neighborhood and your home’s individual worth. You should choose a realtor based on your needs as a seller, your location and the type of home you have.

As your realtor, our team is qualified to advise you on any aspect of the selling process and ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.

Negotiate an Offer.

Negotiating a home sale is tough business, and it’s important to develop a strong position for bargaining to get the most out of the transaction. This is where your realtor will come in handy, as they can leverage their expertise in the real estate market to get you a great offer on your home.

After you have a signed contract with your buyer, your real estate agent will suggest an escrow or title company to handle closing the deal on your new home, and they’ll handle the paperwork, money and transactions. The escrow period is typically four to six weeks after you and the buyer sign the contracts. On closing day, make sure you have all of your paperwork related to your purchase, your loan and the contracts, and allow plenty of time to look through each document you sign.

Now get packing and prepare for sale!

Do you have questions about selling your home? Please contact us and see how our team can help you.