You’ve decided to sell your home. You’ll get plenty of advice regarding curb appeal. However, you also need to take steps to improve the appearance of the interior of your home if you want it to sell quickly for your asking price. Here is why interior design is essential when listing your home.
An Inviting Home Attracts Potential Customers
Is your home decorated in an attractive way? You’ll get more calls for a tour than if it has ugly décor. This increases the odds the home sells. Furthermore, more people will attend an open house to look around an inviting home than tour an empty property. This increases the odds the home will sell and for the price you want.
A Home They Can Imagine Living In Sells Faster than an Empty One
One common piece of advice in home staging is to remove the personal effects and leave the furniture. If you own one of these sectionals, leave it in the room to make the room seem larger and more inviting. You can also rent a sectional couch to replace personal furniture. Remove personal decorative items like collectibles, and leave up empty photo frames, generic artworks, and vases full of flowers. Then take the pictures that you want to put in the online listings and ads in the real estate section. You’ll get more attention from readers because the pictures are more engaging, and they’ll be predisposed to think of themselves living in the home.
It Can Make Up for the Shortcomings of the Property
Don’t use interior decorating to try to hide literal flaws. For example, you will hurt your chances if you paint over cracks in the drywall due to the foundation shifting and the problem shows up in an inspector’s report. Be careful of putting decorative items in front of damage on the walls or stains on the floor, though a few rugs and paintings where they would normally sit could be of benefit. Just don’t look like you’re hiding problems, or you’ll turn off prospects.
But how does interior decorating make up for shortcomings? Showing people how intimate a breakfast nook looks increases the odds that they overlook the otherwise small kitchen. Show them how large the bookcase is, and the awkward slope of the roof in the corner of the bedroom might be ignored. Make them fall in love with the walk-in shower or large tub, and the small sink vanity might not matter as much.
It Can Update an Older Home
This ties into the idea that you want to present your home as something your guests would be willing to consider living in. Add trendy decorative elements and modern furniture to make an older home seem like something younger people can imagine living in. Use furniture to show the purpose of a room or alternative purposes for certain purposes. For example, a true vanity room could be decorated to show how it makes it an extension of the bathroom. Show how a bonus room could be used as an office or nursery.
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