When selling your home, one of the ways you can make your listing stand out is by staging your home. By doing so, you can make it look more attractive than ever for prospective buyers. However, when it comes to home staging, keep in mind that there are a few dos and don’ts that you should follow.
In this article, Aerial State Media, the pros in photography and VR models, reveal the home staging dos and don’ts that you need to keep in mind.
Do: Focus on Curb Appeal
Your home’s landscaping will be the first thing that prospective buyers see when they pay your home a visit or look at the photos on a real estate website. As such, curb appeal is one of the first things that you need to give attention to, as this can impact first impressions. With that in mind, be sure to update your lawn by removing dead or overgrown shrubs, cleaning and repainting your siding if needed and adding welcoming touches to your front door such as seasonal plants and a new welcome mat.
Don’t: Leave Anything Broken
When showing your home off to potential buyers, make sure that everything is in working order. Therefore, as the seller, you need to be sure to repair any damage to your home such as leaky faucets, cracked windows, loose doorknobs or broken tiles. That way, prospective buyers will be more likely to consider purchasing your home.
Do: Refresh Your Wall, Rug & Window Treatments
In addition to curb appeal, make sure to add a fresh coat of paint to your home’s interior walls to give them an updated look. If needed, have your rugs and carpeting cleaned or replaced as well. If you have outdated window treatments, consider replacing them with newer ones, but if you have great windows, make them stand out by removing the treatments entirely.
Don’t: Invest in Major Renovations
According to real estate and aerial drone services experts, since you’re already selling your home there’s no need to perform major renovations that involve gutting an entire room just to give it a makeover. Instead, keep your renovations to the bare essentials and focus instead on simple cosmetic projects such as repainting, repairing and adding new flooring and lighting. Likewise, avoid buying new furniture when staging your home. Instead, simply rearrange and put away excess pieces to simplify your home and make it appear larger.
Real Estate Photography Dos & Don’ts
When you’re selling your home, it’s always best to take a few photos of both its interior and exterior. That way, prospective buyers will be able to see what it looks like when they check the listing website. When taking your own photos of your home, there are also a few dos and don’ts you’ll need to keep in mind. For instance, be sure to get the right equipment for the job, such as a camera, tripod, lenses and a flash. That way, you’ll be able to take quality photos of your home for the website.
In addition, make sure that you know what rooms you need to capture as well, and don’t hesitate to play with the camera settings if you have to. If needed, retouch the photos to make them look more appealing to potential buyers. In terms of don’ts, on the other hand, experts strongly recommend that you don’t forget to make sure your lenses are clean. Also, remember to clear up any clutter around your home, as clutter can make your photos look chaotic.
If you’re looking for someone who can help you sell your home, look no further than the pros at Aerial State Media for assistance. When it comes to real estate photography and 3D virtual tours, we’re the leading experts to approach, and you can count on us! Give us a call at (502) 785-3868 or fill out our contact form to book our services.