Stage Your Home Wow Your Buyers

Thinking of selling a home in the Clayton or Johnston County area? Then you've got to get your home ready to really impress some buyers! Here are some tips for polishing up your home to make it look its very best—inside and out—so your buyers will be sure to say, "WOW!"

Start on the Outside

Before a buyer will set foot inside your home, they've got to be impressed with the outside. Here are some handy tips for creating some curb appeal.

Work those Home Fitness Tips

Have you read our Home Fitness Tips? If not, then you're gonna want to! Making sure you home is in good shape—siding, roof, gutters, and all—is a terrific place to start getting your home ready to sell.

Spiff up the lawn

Your grass might look pretty good, but odds are it could be better! Take some time to make sure your hedges and any overhanging trees are trimmed, and maybe even plant a few flowers here and there to add some color.

Make the front porch welcoming

Welcome buyers into your home with a cute and cozy front porch. Keep the paint fresh (that includes your door), buy a new Welcome mat, and add some potted flowers. If you've got room, everyone loves a rocking chair front porch!

Clean Up, Clear Up & Fix Up

Before you start decorating, you've got some work to do!

Fix it up

What maintenance projects have you been postponing, or perhaps have you started and not finished? It's time to break out the toolbox and get handy.

Clear it up

Everyone's got a little clutter—clothes you don't wear, paperwork you haven't looked at, boxes in the attic that aren't even labeled... take some time to clear it out.

Clean it up

Say goodbye to dirt, dust, mildew, grime, and anything else lurking in the corners. It's time to put in some elbow grease to really make your home sparkle.

Add Some Decorative Flourishes

Now that your home looks pretty good, it's time to add some finishing touches to really make it stand out from the crowd.

Let in the light

No one wants to live in a dark, dreary house, so open up those windows and throw back the drapes. Don't have a lot of natural light? Consider upping the wattage in your fixtures or adding a few lamps.

Depersonalize decor

A little decor can be quite nice, but too much can be, well...too much. You want the buyer to be able to envision their life in your house, so do them a favor and remove some of your more personalized decor.

Add some fresh color

While you do want to keep most things (like walls and furniture) pretty neutral, bright pops of color, like pillows, throws, or potted flowers, can add a little something extra.

Want More Home Staging Tips

Looking for more ways to get your home looking fantastic? We pride ourselves on our ability to make great staging recommendations. We've got plenty of tips and tricks up our sleeves that we'd love to share! We can also recommend top-notch local vendors to help you out. 

Thinking of selling your Johnston County home this year? Well, you know who to call... the Tina Barletta Team!