In todays home selling market it is important to have your home in "Show Condition" and hiring an ASP Realtor can do this for you. Statistics show that homes that are staged sell 32% faster. Buyers love homes that are staged.
The first thing you haver to do is...STOP and look at your home as a buyer.
Next de-clutter! and this means packing up things you do not need and are in the way. Boxed them up and put them in storage. If you haven't used it in months then you don't need.
Now stand at your entrance from the front door and find the focal point of that room. Did you find it? This is where their eyes will go first. If it is a fireplace, remove everything from arounds it, take all the clutter off the mantel. Now, add 3 things only to the mantel, everything goes in groups of three, small , medium and large, group them that way. Don't forget dated wallpaper needs to come down...it is any easy fix for any home owner thinking about selling.
If you have to move around furniture to go to the next room, you have too much furniture in that room. This makes the room look so much smaller. Don't let that comfy recliner cost you equity....
Kitchens counters that have stuff...appliances etc. covering them make the buyers think there isn't much space. When you have a microwave taking up a large portion..put it somewhere else. The kitchen must look spacious, clean and inviting. Change out the old cabinet hardware to update. If you have old appliances, think about replacing, and 80's counter top might need to be changed. You might want to consider updating, especially by removing the grease and all the dated wall paper. Does your kitchen stand up to that test?
These are just a few ideas. Next week I will show your some photos that tell the story of how you too can do this. You can email me and I will send you a FREE copy of "How Home Staging Helps" report. email@example.com