It’s amazing the little details that affect how inviting a home is to potential buyers. If you have a lot of bulky furniture, your home can feel smaller, which can make viewers feel cramped or claustrophobic. Check out these tips on how to stage different rooms in your home to create a more welcoming and homey environment.

If you’re thinking, “But I need to sell my house right away — I don’t have time to do all that!” You don’t need to worry; just contact Honeybee Home Buyers in Arlington. We purchase homes quickly, as they are, and with cash, so you can move when you need to.

Kitchen

The kitchen and bathroom are two rooms that are vital to keep clean. Store appliances that you usually keep out on the counter, make sure soap bottles aren’t gunked up, and any pots or pans you have hanging are clean and in good condition. Wipe off counters and sweep floors before you have a showing or open house.

Living Room

Less is more in your living room. Keep things simple with just a couple of seating areas (like a couch and an armchair), a coffee table that has a simple piece of decor, lighting, and your television. Electronics, magazines, and memorabilia should be stored.

Bedrooms

Install a headboard if you don’t have one. This keeps your bed from looking like it could float away from the wall at any minute. Also, make your bed. Your bedroom should also have little less furniture. A bed, dresser, nightstands, and maybe a decorative storage ottoman is acceptable.

Bathrooms

The key to staging your bathroom is making sure it’s sparkly clean. Repair any chipped tiles, put away toiletries, and make sure any towels and washcloths on display are neat and matching.

Closets

Potential buyers want to know if the storage spaces in your home will adequately store their belongings, so keeping these areas clean and organized are just as important as the larger rooms of your home. Dust off shelves; clean floors; and neatly fold, hang, or organize the content of your closet.

Office

If you have a home office, making it look like it’s an ideal space to focus and be productive is important. Remove as much clutter as possible: paperwork, filing cabinets, overcrowded bookcases. Ideally, the home office should have a desk, a chair, a computer (that’s been dusted), a lamp, a notebook and pen, and maybe a small houseplant.

Outdoors

Curb appeal is essential for creating an inviting home. Make sure grass has been mowed, trees and shrubs have been neatly pruned, consider planting flowers, and set up a seating area on the porch if you have one.

 

If after all these tips, you’re still thinking, “But I need to sell my house now,” then Honeybee Home Buyers has you covered.

Just contact us and say, “I need to sell my house as soon as possible,” and we will schedule an appointment to come view it. You don’t need to clean or make any repairs, and we can let you know right away if we can purchase it.