Home Staging Tips for a Summer Time Sale
With the summer heat scheduled to arrive sometime soon, selling a home takes on a new twist! If you are fortunate enough to have central air conditioning, you need not be concerned. For the rest of us, some home staging tips may help your home “feel” cooler.
Without spending a fortune, lighten up the interiors as best you can. Change the drapes to sheers or lighter colored curtains that block the harshest sun but give a light, airy appearance. Change throw pillows to light colored options or add a light colored throw to brighten the living spaces and give things a summery feel. A small rug in bright colors, a new shower curtain, some lighter colored towels or an inexpensive bright colored bedspread, go a long way toward freshening the interior. Target has many options in the store and online priced as low as $14.00.
Create a summery feel with a few indoor plants or a vase of flowers. Remember that odors can be intensified in the heat. Be careful to clean up after pets, and leave windows open or fans on for a fresh circulation of air.
Maximize the appeal of any outdoor spaces by creating a “moment” in time. Leave the outside umbrella up and a few chairs gathered together. Leave a book on the table beside a chair, or a fresh glass of water. A few toys in the yard or a waiting bicycle all invite the buyer to imagine themselves enjoying your/their home.
Make the most of what you have and the buyers may make it their own!
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