Staging Your Home for Sale

Once you've made the decision to put your house on the market for sale, the agents at River Hills Properties will help you prepare your home to sell for the highest value. 

Here are some tips to consider when staging your property. Taking these steps will allow our agents to take beautiful photos for our online listings and advertising materials. It will also create an inviting environment for potential buyers when viewing your home. The goal is to let buyers picture themselves with their belongings in the house.

Once you've made the decision to put your house on the market for sale, the agents at River Hills Properties will help you prepare your home to sell for the highest value. 

Here are some tips to consider when staging your property. Taking these steps will allow our agents to take beautiful photos for our online listings and advertising materials. It will also create an inviting environment for potential buyers when viewing your home. The goal is to let buyers picture themselves with their belongings in the house.

Spruce up the landscaping

  • Plant some flowers
  • Weed your landscaping areas
  • Keep the lawn mowed and picked up  

Maximize Space

  • Try to eliminate all clutter spaces if possible
  • Add mirrors
  • Keep the room looking spacious and picked up  

Clean

  • Scrub every surface
  • Clean the carpets
  • Pick up all toys, clothes, or loose items

Repairs

  • Paint wall scuffs
  • Fix any water leaks
  • Add any extra cosmetic touches 

 

There are always improvements that can be made to your home to increase its overall value and earn you a higher sales price when it goes on the market. Certain home improvements and changes carry more weight than other improvements when it comes to increasing the value of your home, thus, earning you more on the sale. It is important to weigh the cost of the improvements versus how much value they will bring to your home's sale, especially since you're likely not going to be around long to enjoy the new improvements when your home is for sale.

 

Updating Kitchens & Bathrooms

  • Appliance upgrades
  • Fresh paint
  • Cabinet repairs 

Paying Attention to Landscaping

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Flowering plants

Modifying Your Floor Plan

  • Creating an open floor plan
  • Removing carpets & refinishing/adding hardwoods
  • Adding an island to a kitchen
  • Finishing basements 

Adding Square Footage

  • Additional bathrooms
  • An office
  • Another bedroom

Each of these steps will create an inviting environment for visitors and prospective buyers while increasing your chance for offers and a successful home sale.