Right now, there are estimated to be more than 13,000 Las Vegas homes for sale. If you are planning on selling a home, you might have given some thought to staging it. “Home staging” is when you prepare your home so that it is as appealing as possible to potential buyers, and so that it nets the highest price possible in the current market. Staged homes are on the market, on average, for half the time of non-staged homes, and sell for 7% more.
How can you get your home prepared for buyers, without breaking your budget? Here is our list of things to do when moving, in order to make sure you’ll be selling a home.
Three Ways to Add Value Inside of Your Home
- Everyone loves pedestal sinks, and your old, clunky vanity needs to go. There are many affordable pedestal style sinks available for less than $200. They can add an elegant touch to your bathroom, while also increasing the perception of floor space.
- Float your furniture away from walls; don’t push them back. Many people believe that a room will look bigger if furniture is pushed back, but for the most part, it just looks strange. Instead, arrange sofas and chairs into cozy groupings for conversation, that will leave other areas of the room open, making it appear spacious.
- Pay attention to details. It’s easy to become somewhat blind to things and little parts of your home you see everyday. Even something as small as properly folding your towels, though, can leave an impression on home buyers — it gives them the sensation of cleanliness and luxury. There’s similarly a greater appeal in beds that look neat and tucked, than beds that look like you gave half an effort in putting them together.
Two Ways to Add Value to Landscaping
- Install a rock garden, or spruce up your existing landscape. Las Vegas real estate isn’t known for being hospitable to lush lawns and forest flowers. Creating pathways and arrangements doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can make a big difference in first impressions of your property. Choose cacti for a living touch that isn’t going to dry up in the sun. Dark mulch or black basalt stones paired with tan boulders can make for appealing contrast.
- Add easy touches that can help potential buyers envision themselves in your backyard. You don’t need to install an entire cobblestone patio, but think about buying a small table with outdoor chairs if you don’t already have one, an outdoor firepit, or a small wooden bridge that highlights small hills or rock landscaping in your backyard.
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