When staging a house the outside is quite often overlooked. Staging the outside is just as important, if not more so than staging the inside. For all of you do-it-yourselfers here is a quick video with 5 essential staging tips.
1 – Landscape & lawn.
You only have one chance to make a first impression with prospective buyers.
Mow, prune, edge and get rid of junk!
2 – Paint And Clean!
You don’t have to do the whole house, but the front door and lintels should either be painted or cleaned.
3 – Leaks & Repairs
Small visible problems can become large mental objections and change how someone feels about your house.
Fix ‘em beforehand.
4 – Pets
Some people have allergies and concerns.
Time for Fido to visit a friend.
You weren’t including him with the house anyway.
5 – Get Fresh Eyes
Have your realtor or a friend who’s willing to be candid tell you what you missed. Or pay a staging professional for a report.
We don’t really see familiar things well – so let them be your
‘test buyer’ so you can present the best first impression to the real ones.