Preparing Your House for Sale in Northern Virginia

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Prior to listing your real estate for sale, consider the best way to sell your house: careful home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and more offers. If you want to sell your house quickly, consider a well thought out home staging strategy.

Staging your house in Virginia is all about selling a lifestyle. You want buyers to envision themselves living and lounging in your house. You want them to see your current house as their future home.

Prepping your house to sell shouldn't be thought of as a problem. At times, it's a thrilling and creative task. Together, we'll strive for a high offer for your home. Use these home staging pointers to get you going:

Curb Appeal

First, look at the outside of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your home from a street perspective. What jumps out at you? What unique characteristics seem hidden? Knowing this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with touched up paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home's final selling price.

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Sell quickly in Virginia with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 703-314-7374

Make yourself at home...

Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Examining your house with a buyer's eye, we'll advise you of changes that build up Open House appeal. We'll suggest that you put out of sight things that give the impression of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get stored away too. You need to remove the personal details from the house so buyers can envision it as their new house.

Every area gets a once-over. We'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet needing to be changed, fixtures that could use brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.

Buyers' agents know that their clients like a property that seems comfortable. Everything that could be "offensive" should get moved out so that your house will have likability at every showing.

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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to host an Open House, because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can envision after they close on your house. Dark rooms can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like part the curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing softly and assure a nice scent flows room-to-room. We'll make use of cozy-looking throws, and throw pillows on your love seat and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.

Using our home staging tips will get your house sold faster in Virginia. The Tom Team can help you design an inviting atmosphere that makes buyers to want to stay — permanently. Give us a call at 703-314-7374 and we will stage your home to sell.

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