Slow to Sell? 5 Ways to Stage
Your Home to Appeal
to the Right Buyers

home selling articles and tips


While you never get a second chance to make a first impression, this fact of life is very true when it comes to selling a home. Needless to say, when a home is put on the market, the goal of its owner is to have it sell as soon as possible. However, there are times when a home is slow to sell, prompting the owner to try a variety of things. If you're experiencing this and want to make sure your home appeals to the right buyers, here are five ways to stage your home that are guaranteed to produce great results.

Clean the Kitchen
Kitchens are very important rooms when buying or selling a home, so make sure it's spotless and looks like new. To do so, consider installing new flooring and possibly buying some new appliances. If you have too much clutter, consider putting some items into a storage unit.

Organize Your Closet
Rather than toss everything into the closet when showing a house, organize it instead. To make the closet seem luxurious and spacious, make sure it's organized and only half-full. If it looks too cluttered, potential buyers may feel there isn’t enough storage.

Tidy Up the Outside
One of the best ways to stage a home for sale is to tidy up the outside of it to appeal to potential buyers. For example, if you've got a deck that's empty, consider purchasing some outdoor furniture to give it a cozy feel. The right tables and accessories for wicker chaise lounges can make a big difference to the overall look and feel. While doing that, it's also smart to trim the shrubbery, plant some flowers, and maybe even install a new mailbox.

Rejuvenate the Bathroom
Next to the kitchen, the bathroom may be the most influential room when it comes to buyers deciding whether or not to buy a home. To make sure your bathroom turns the tide in your favor, rejuvenate it by installing a new medicine cabinet and toilet seat. As an added touch of elegance, always display matching towels, new and fragrant bars of soap, and a shower curtain that's brand new.

Don't Forget the Basement
Contrary to what many people think, most potential home buyers always want to see the basement. Therefore, it's important to make sure it looks as good as possible. If it's a finished basement, make sure it's clean and presents an image that allows buyers to see themselves enjoying time with family and friends. If it's unfinished, make sure it's free of clutter and as clean as possible.

By taking care of these various tasks when staging a home, chances are you'll be able to appeal to just the right buyer and quickly sell your home.