Great Home Staging Ideas

If you are a Dallas homeowner considering selling your home, now is a great time to sell.  The market is making significant improvements suited to help you to sell your home fast. Take a look at a few key figures from the National Association of Realtors.

  • The median age of inventory fell by 13.46 percent, month-over-month and 22.4 percent year-over-year. This indicates that homes are selling faster than in previous years with only an average of 45 days on the market.
  • Median list prices are also encouraging. The list prices have increased 8.64 percent year-over-year and 4.88 percent month-over-month, as reported. The median list price of a home in the Dallas area is now $215,000.

In addition to the above figures, in our recent blog post, we included Dallas as one of the 10 best places for families to live.

The factors above seem promising. However, to get the most out of your home sale, Dallas home sellers should take some time to ensure their home is as sale-worthy as possible. Home staging is an important part of the home sales process.  We have included some inspiring home staging ideas below:

Enhance curb appeal.

The first step is to make that first impression count. When a potential homebuyer drives up to your home, does it look impressive, clean, and well-maintained? Try planting some flowers near the door. Clean up any debris present, and trim back any hedges that may block the view.

Open up the space.

Pay attention to the inside as well as the out.  When a potential buyer enters your home, you want to give them a great first impression.  Potential home buyers will be looking at available space. To make your rooms look more spacious, get rid of any extra furniture possible.  Furniture and other items can be rearranged to allow for an easy-to-move through space.

De-clutter.

This is the most important step you can do. Specifically, clear off kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops to ensure they look larger. Get rid of anything that is crowding the rooms and be sure tables, chairs, and storage shelving is orderly.

Cleanliness Counts.

Even small things, such as a spot on the carpet, can turn off buyers from considering the home. Keep in mind that if your home looks cramped and messy, buyers will simply walk away with a negative impression. Focus on windows, carpeting, drapery, walls, and other surfaces that stand out in your home. Be detailed in your cleaning efforts. This will show the buyer your home is well cared for.

Make repairs.

Repairs can often be a necessary investment. Work with your real estate agent to determine what types of repairs are necessary, including which areas need the most attention. If you have larger problems, such as a plumbing issues, you'll need to weigh the risks of not making the repairs (due to cost or time constraints) with the risks of your home not selling, or selling for a lower price. Simple repairs that can be completed, including fixing holes and ensuring handrails are tight, are worth taking care of before putting your home on the market.

It's all about the details when it comes to selling your home in Dallas. If you want to sell your home faster and with a better price than you could have gotten last year, you need to ensure you've focused on the details. Dallas home sellers can get all of the information and advice necessary from their agents on how to do just that.

Considering selling your home? Get in touch with one of our experienced Dallas real estate agents today. 

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