Let's take the guess-work out of getting your bedrooms ready for the ultimate photos and viewings of your home!
It can be (or always is) daunting getting your home ready for sale. We hear ya! That is why we have created a paint by numbers list so you know exactly what stays and what can be pre-packed for your (included) professional home photos.
1. Remove personal items:
When selling your house, it’s important to remove any personal items from the bedrooms that may distract potential buyers from visualizing the space as their own. What specifically?
Family photos: It’s fine to leave a few photos in the room, but be sure to remove any large collections or prominently displayed photos of your family.
Personal artwork: Remove any artwork or posters that may be too personal or controversial, such as political or religious items.
Sentimental keepsakes: Remove any sentimental items such as heirlooms or mementos that may be distracting to buyers.
2. Declutter the closet:
A cluttered closet can be a major turn-off for buyers, as it may give the impression that the home lacks storage space. Consider pre-packing all excess clothing and organizing the remaining items neatly. Less is more here. What else should go?
Old or broken hangers: Get rid of old or broken hangers and replace them with new unified ones to create a more organized and cohesive look.
Excess storage bins or containers: If you have too many storage bins or containers in your closet, consider getting rid of some that are not being used.
3. Make the bed:
Ok, this one seems obvious (and you’d be surprised) but a neatly made bed with fresh linens is an easy and effective way to make the bedroom look inviting and well-maintained.
Remove any excess blankets or pillows from the bed to create a cleaner, more streamlined look.
4. Add a few decorative touches:
A few well-placed accessories such as throw pillows, a vase of flowers, or a piece of artwork can add warmth and personality to the room.
Choose neutral colours for the bedding, curtains, and other decor to create a calm and cohesive look that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
5. Maximize the space:
If you have too much furniture in the bedroom, consider removing some pieces that are not essential, such as extra dressers or nightstands.
Use furniture and decor to create the illusion of more space. For example, you can use mirrors to reflect light and make the room feel bigger, or use area rugs to define separate spaces within the room.
6. Clean and simplify:
Keep surfaces clutter-free: Avoid placing too many items on surfaces such as dressers and nightstands, as it can make the room feel cluttered.
Excess clutter: Go through your closet and drawers and get rid of clothes, shoes, and accessories that you no longer wear or need. Donate or sell items that are in good condition.
Personal hygiene products: Remove any personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes, makeup, or hair care products.
Keep the room clean: Regularly dust and vacuum to keep the room looking clean and inviting.
Now, your room is ready for those amazing photos - buyers will love it!
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Many studies have been done on why people sell for more when they sell themselves.
Ultimately, it comes down to homeowners being more willing to negotiate the few thousand dollars because it is dramatically more money in your pocket than in the realtor’s pocket.
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