8 Tips for Staging a Savannah Home for Sale

Posted: November 17, 2016

home-stagingStaging your home has the ability to set it apart from the rest of the market. While some sellers think it’s necessary to break the bank with staging, it’s not. You don’t have to make major renovations or go the expensive route to make your home look great. Here are a few tips you can use to spruce up your Savannah home for sale.

Remove Unnecessary Furniture

It’s worth it to spend a few dollars on a storage unit for extra furniture. Each room should only contain what it really needs, such as a bedroom containing a bed and one nightstand.

Often, we add more furniture to our homes than necessary and it makes the home look cluttered. While it may have been functional for you, eliminating unnecessary furniture will make the home look larger and less cluttered for buyers.

Clean Everything

If you hate cleaning, hire a professional company to do it. Everything needs to be cleaned and not just on the surface. Bathrooms should be scrubbed, the kitchen needs a deep cleaning (including the fridge) and even those cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling need to go. A good, deep cleaning will go a very long way to making your home presentable.

Put the Personal Items in Storage

While those knick-knacks and family pictures mean the world to you, they won’t provide the same connection for potential buyers. Taking the magnet collection off the fridge and removing all of the art work from your kids will help to set your Savannah home up for a successful sale.

It seems like a small thing, but when a home still contains personal items, buyers will look at it as your home; not theirs. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the home with their own personal items. It’s harder for this to become a reality if the home is littered with your personal things.

Rearrange the Furniture

declutterAfter you’ve removed unnecessary and bulky pieces of furniture, you can rearrange what’s left. With the right arrangement, you can make a smaller room look larger and provide more space throughout the entire home.

Declutter Storage Areas

If you’re still living in the home you won’t be removing all your things from cabinets and drawers. However, you don’t want them to be left messy, either. A junk drawer is a huge turn-off to a potential buyer and they will open the drawers and cabinets. Make sure these areas and other storage areas of your home look neat and tidy before putting your home up for sale.

Light the Home Up

Before a showing or open house, take the time to open curtains and check light bulbs. Dark and dreary are not selling points and buyers won’t always look past it. Adding light through natural sources or by replacing light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to make your home look the best it can. Whenever you’re selling a Savannah home, make sure you light it up first.

Kennel the Pets

We love our pets, but not everybody will love them. The last thing you want to do is turn off a potential buyer because of your dog or cat. Before you clean the home, remove the pets, if possible, and put them in a kennel. Then, clean the home thoroughly and try to get as much of the pet smell gone as possible.

Once the home is clean, you’re ready to show it. However, you don’t want your pets in the backyard or locked in a laundry room or garage during showings. These are areas of the home the potential buyer will want to see. Instead, kennel the pets and get rid of as much evidence of them as possible.

Spend Extra Time in the Kitchen

kitchen-stagingThe kitchen is the heart of the home and byers have admitted they spend more time looking at the kitchen than any other area of the home. Pay extra attention to this area of the home when staging. Make it look incredible by cleaning and doing everything you can to make it as presentable as possible.

Staging a Savannah home before listing it for sale is a great way to ensure potential buyers see your home at its best. Use these tips to stage your home without spending a ton of cash and you’ll be prepared for open houses and showings.