Four Home Staging and Decorating Ideas to Help You Sell Homes Faster


“The way you live in your home and the way you market and sell your house are two different things”-Barb Schwarz

Are you trying to sell a home to no avail? How long has it been since you had your last offer? Have you ever wondered why your home refuses to sell despite a robust real estate market? Well, if your prospects in selling your home seem rather diminished, it might be because you have not staged it properly. In day and age, home staging is an essential aspect if you wish to sell your home—fast.

Previously, home staging used to be a rather pricey option which home sellers availed of if they wish to make their homes look more aesthetically and visually appealing to prospective buyers. No one really thought of it as a necessity—not until today. In the recent times, regardless of whatever state the real estate market might be in, home staging has become a critical component in the sale of homes. With this in mind, individuals who are looking to find potential homebuyers are now compelled to stage their houses to entice buyers to push through with the sale and sign a contract with them. If you are a wise and savvy home seller, you will do well to incorporate home staging techniques and ideas in your home as well. If you genuinely wish to make your mark in the Cebu real estate market, stage your homes. Here are some of the ways you can begin:


1) Get rid of clutter

Clutter detracts the overall beauty of your home. Regardless of how beautiful and well-maintained your home might be, if it is filled with clutter, it will inevitably look disorganized to potential homebuyers. Furthermore, not only is clutter an eyesore, but it would effectively make the space in your home appear smaller. If there is anything you should start on, it should be getting rid of the clutter, sprucing up and organizing the things in your home.

2) Ensure that the place is spotless

If you are trying to sell a home, merely keeping it clean would not make the cut—especially if you are hoping for a quick sale. Do not simply spruce up the place and be done with it; you have to make sure that the place is immaculately clean. Once you have dealt with clutter, it is time to make sure that your homes look in pristine condition. Consider having it professionally cleaned, but if the price is too hefty for you, at least avail of professional cleaning services for the kitchen and bath. Lastly, do not forget to do small repairs for damages such as leaks, burns and other imperfections to stave off counteroffers for small defects.


3) Rational Remodelling

Of course, when you are trying to sell a home, a semblance of remodeling or slight renovation is imperative. However, this does not mean to say that you should arbitrarily start remodeling the rooms in your home. Not only is this impractical, but it could be to the detriment of your selling potential. What you need to do instead is be strategic with how you go about your remodels. For one, it has been found that the number of bathrooms can significantly influence the selling price of your homes. So, if you have ever given thought to add a bathroom to your homes, this might be the perfect time to do just that. Upgrading the place does not have to mean a full renovation. A few small updates such as new drawer pulls, and other accessories would be more than enough to sway prospective home buyers.

4) Understand your neighborhood’s context

In a sense, this simply means that your home should fit and sit well with the neighborhood it is billeted upon. To illustrate, if your home is located in one of the busiest parts of the city, you should not do renovations that would give it the veneer of a suburban home. When it comes to renovations and remodeling, unique would not always make a sale. What you should aim to do instead is enhance your home’s basic character and simply improve its existing beauty. A total home makeover would be unnecessary.