When it comes to staging houses for real estate in the Memphis metro area, there are lots of strategies and ideas that can help sellers get their homes sold quickly and for their best terms. If your neighborhood is in Germantown, Collierville, Arlington, or any of the other surrounding suburbs, then you are lucky to be able to work with one of the best luxury home staging companies in the regional south. Heidi Ross Design is the go-to for making your home shine on the real estate home sales market. Although the details of selling your home might be overwhelming, especially as you pack, prepare for your move, and deal with selling your current one; your primary focus at hand is giving your real estate sales professional the best opportunity to sell your home.
But while there are lots of tips for getting your home ready to show, there are some tried-and-true methods that will grab the attention of potential buyers. Attention grabbers are the secret sauce that create an atmosphere that will help buyers form an emotional connection. Emotional connection is what makes our world go round…they sustain relationships and drive us to do the things that we do every day. We spend time and energy going here and there in a quest for happiness, creating a life for ourselves and our families. Finding appropriate attention grabbers that will appeal to your buyers are the specialty of Heidi Ross Design.
Sometimes identifying the secret sauce is as obscure as finding a needle in a haystack…like finding a secret gem that will make your home stand out from the rest. Or they can be up front and in your face. Other times they need to be calmed down and tamed a bit to make them easy, soft, and palatable to the buyer; (especially if it is a negative feature that needs to be dealt with like a “bad location” or “outdated color scheme”). Translating all the variables that come with the physical home itself, combined with the location, and the feel of the neighborhood, into a true sales winning gem is the power of the Heidi Ross “secret sauce”!
You want your home to shine and stand out from the rest…you want it to grab the attention of potential buyers. You also want it to have some special features that serve as talking points for your real estate sales professional. And most importantly, you want it to have that secret sauce that makes a buyer melt with ease, comfort, peace, and some measure of serenity. These combined are what urge a buyer to purchase your home. Here, we’ll break down some of these strategies that Heidi Ross Design uses to help get a home market ready and how this will help you sell your home fast.
#1: Clean, Clean, Clean
Cooler days call for clean, cozy spaces to call home. All year round, buyers respond well to clean, well-cared for homes. Declutter vigorously, and pack away some items to store for your new home. Ensure that floors, floorboards, carpets, cabinets, and every other inch of your home is spotlessly clean—think vents, fan blades, and hardware in addition to big features. Clean carpets, too, and ensure that you remove pet hair.
Fall might mean more mud and debris coming into your home, especially with falling leaves and wet weather outside. Make sure to keep your porch or steps clean too, and pay special attention to baseboards and wainscoting when cleaning heavily-trafficked areas in your home—like the mudroom, hall, or kitchen.
Keep up with this cleaning regimen, too. Put daily clutter like keys, shoes, and kids’ backpacks out of sight, and make sure not to leave dishes in the sink or crumbs on the counter. This is especially important when staging a bathroom for sale, or staging a bedroom—especially staging a small bedroom. Put laundry and toiletries away and out of sight, and make sure you keep surfaces clean.
#2: Ensure your space is bright
Buyers love an airy, well-lit space with natural light. With darker, shorter days on their way, you might need to supplement your home’s natural lighting with some well-chosen lamps or light fixtures. Setting these on timers can make sure that they’re all on and ready to create a well-lit home for showings.
Strategically placed mirrors can help rooms to feel brighter, too. By reflecting light and showing different angles, they can drastically change the feel of a room. Not only do they make the space feel brighter, but they can make it feel larger—up to twice the size—and more open, too. A mirror can help potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space.
Even better? A warmly lit indoor space with wax or LED candles and votives can create a feeling of calm and coziness for a potential buyer as they arrive—boosting your curb appeal, too.
#3: Keep Holiday Decor to a Minimum
When it comes to curb appeal, remember that feeling of welcoming calm. While holiday decorations, like those for Halloween, are very popular for many people this time of year, those can create the wrong impression for the potential buyers, whose taste might not align with yours. Keep decorations to a minimum, and ensure that you keep up with yard work—like raking leaves and picking up fallen twigs—to ensure that buyers see a well-cared for space that can fit with their own style.
Keep holiday decorations to a minimum indoors, too. A well-chosen wreath or some warm-toned accessories (like throws, pillows, or accessories) will help to reflect the season while also allowing buyers to imagine their own belongings and lives in the space. And think twice before using seasonal scent sprays (ex. cinnamon-apple) — while these might create a strong aroma, it might end up distracting your buyers. Fresh air, or light, natural scents, are better choices to create the mood of the season such as jasmine or eucalyptus
#4: Work with a Professional Home Stager
There’s more to home staging than arranging your furniture. A professional home stager can work with your real estate sales professional and help you deliver things necessary for a home sale marketing plan. This means tailoring your home to your target market and staying by your side to guide you throughout the process.
If you’re wondering “where can I find home staging near me?” or looking for local home stagers in the Greater Memphis area – including Collierville, Germantown, Hernando, and Olive Branch—turn to Heidi Ross Design. Our pro team is here to help you get your luxury home sold fast and for your best sale terms.
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