There are many philosophies regarding how to sell a house, but do you know the ones that work? These days there is a lot more than just posting a “for sale” sign on your lawn — people expect a lot more — and they should because the market is not only stable but thriving. Sure, it’s absolutely a seller’s market in Kansas City, but more homes are available to potential homebuyers can be more discerning in their choices!

Do you know how to sell a house? If this is your first time selling, or you are looking for a premier real estate company to work with, at Smiley Property Investments we have the ability to either give you a cash offer or sell your home quickly so you can get settled in your new place. For more tips on selling your home quickly, follow along!

Staging Your Home to Make it Sell Quickly

One of the best things you can do to sell your home more quickly is through staging. Home staging isn’t a new concept, but it has become increasingly more important in the real estate market over the last decade or so. Staging your home is great for potential home buyers because they can begin to dream and imagine their lives there and how they would start decorating it — your stage home just provides them with the framework. It also gives a great aesthetic appeal that is warm and inviting, much more so than an empty space.

There are even television shows dedicated solely to staging homes — for a profitable and speedy sale. It is known and observed in the real estate industry that homes that are properly staged sell at a higher price and more quickly than those that aren’t.

The Don’ts of a Staged Home

First and foremost, you always want to show your assets, so avoid the following:

Leaving dead plants around – This looks dreary in any situation, and leaving out dead plants may send a message to prospective buyers that you don’t know how to care for things and that may translate, in their minds, to your home.

Leave out clutter – Your dog’s food and water bowl may not look like clutter to you, but it can be distracting and a tripping hazard to people walking around your home during a showing.

A dirty house – We know maintaining a clean home is difficult, especially if you have kids. Your home doesn’t need to be spotless, but it is important to keep it clean. For example, clean the toilet and sink in the bathroom, and keep your counter clean and food-free in the kitchen.  

We’ve explored why what a staged home is and why it helps sell homes faster in addition to the “don’ts” of staged homes including:

  • Dead plants
  • Clutter
  • A dirty home

There are plenty of things not to do, but there are many more things you can do when staging your home to sell. Stay tuned for part two, as we examine how to properly stage a home so it sells quickly and at a higher price!

We love to sell homes or offer you cash to buy your property. For more information on what we can do for you, connect with us today!