As the spring real estate market fast approaches a few house cleaning preparations need to be made in order to get your home ready. From giving your home a deep clean, organizing it and adding or taking away a few furniture pieces your home needs to be buyer presentable. Many of us have heard the phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover but in the real estate world, this is not the case. Take a look at four key staging features to make your house a standout in pictures and to buyers.
1. Paint your front door
The front door of your home is like the eyes of a face, it’s the first thing people look at. Make your home’s first impression be filled with a fresh coat of paint to give it the eye-catching effect that sellers can be fascinated with.
2. Clean up the landscape
Landscaping can be costly and take up a lot of time, but a quick landscaping hack you can do to give your grounds a fresh look is to add mulch around in-ground plants. You should also trim all overgrown trees or plants. It might not be necessary or even realistic to tighten up all the shrubbery in a short period of time, but make sure to cut down all plants and trees that obstruct any views.
3. Greet them with fresh flowers
The day you decide to host an open house, set up fresh flowers and place them in the entryway of the home. The fresh flowers will distract your potential buyers from flaws that you may not have had time to get to. Also, keep the flowers related to the season. Spring is closely approaching, so opting for daffodils or tulips to decorate your front porch are good ideas.
4. Spruce up the mailbox
Mailboxes are one of the houses most used items and the most overlooked. Over the years a mailbox can turn into an unsightly decor and bring your houses look down in the process. Freshen up your mailbox with a new coat of paint or replace it to add a nice welcoming addition to your home.
5. Tie it altogether
Finish your homes staging by adding new accessories that will tie it all together. Installing a new welcome mat, a new doorknob, knocker, and porch light, that match will give your home a complete and finished look. You want to make your potential buyers fall in love with your home before they even walk in the door.