Top 5 tips for sellers from realtors and home stagers


Selling a house is always overwhelming and stressful for homeowners. In this short article we will share top 5 recommendations from professional home stagers and real estate agents that will help you to not waste any time and sell your home for top dollar.

1. Curb appeal.

First impression is key. Make sure you cut the grass, trim the bushes on a regular basis. You can easily update the look of your house by painting the door, changing the numbers, replacing the door mat and by adding urns with bright flowers. And it will not cost you a lot of money or time to do it.

2. Cleaning and De-cluttering.

Once your buyers stepped inside your house- make sure it’s sparkling clean! It seems like everybody knows it, but unfortunately we still have houses on the market with sticky floors and dirty appliances. It is proven that dated but  super clean home will attract more buyers and will be sold faster.

3. Neutral Colours and Lighting.

It is always better to paint your red walls to neutral colours than leave this task to the new owners. (your price adjustment will start with $10000 vs. $500 paint expense). Add table lamps and choose maximum watt bulbs to transform any dark space to an amazing and bright.

4.Kitchens/Bathrooms/Floors are worth investments.

Floors are what buyers see first, kitchen and bathroom are spaces where they will spend most of their time. Make sure that all renovations match the price point of the house. Sometimes installing stone counters is what usually expected in certain price range houses. This also adds value and is very durable for a long time use.With a limited budget you may consider replacing the knobs and handles for an instant transformation. ( Usually ROI on kitchen/bathroom/flooring updates  is between 110-170% (according to Homegain Survey).


5.Stage the house.

Vacant homes stay on the market, while staged ones are getting sold.Professional stagers know how to highlight the best features and not to draw attention to less desirable ones.Staging is not just bringing new pillows and art to your house, the main goal is to show potential buyers how to use the space effectively and how the space can become their new home.


If you work with your realtor and a home stager as a team, your house will be several steps closer to get a “Sold” sign.