Selling your home can be a great experience with the right preparation. Since 95% of buyers in the market today are buying something that’s move-in ready, you need to look at having your home completely ready to sell before you put it on the market.
What does it look like for a home to be move-in-ready?
De-cluttering your home is the simplest and most effective way to make a home move-in ready. The more space you allow on countertops, tabletops, carpet and wall areas, the larger your home will seem. This also gives the buyer an opportunity to envision their current possessions in the spaces.
Updating Your Home
Obviously you, as the homeowner, have your own style and interests, but you want to make your home as updated as possible with the current trends in order to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. Although gold countertops make a statement, they could turn off a potential buyer. Updating your flooring, painting the walls, updating appliances and hardware, and replacing windows are great ways to make a home attractive to potential buyers.
Staging Your Home
Staging your home is a proven way to sell your home faster. Staging means creating an attractive, modern, de-cluttered, updated space to attract your ideal buyer. According to The Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes sold 79% faster than non-staged homes in 2011.
Of course, you can hire a professional home stager to get the best results. Specifically for the Edmond and Oklahoma City metro areas, interior designer Patricia Fransen with Options 2 Design has had great success in home staging.
What Edmond Buyers Want
Edmond, Oklahoma is known for its trendy, upscale, classy and sophisticated homes and citizens, so make sure your home reflects these characteristics.
“Edmond is trending toward a more Contemporary style in design; gravitating to cleaner and a less heavy look. When done correctly, adding a touch of Modern to the current Traditional style, the new look and feel is Transitional Classic,” said Fransen. “Beige is turning more towards the Gray family. The beauty of this new neutral is the range of undertones [you can incorporate]. Gray can have a warm brown to a cool blue feeling, which is pleasing to all color schemes.”
Here is a great home-staging blog to check out as well: http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/
Convincing someone to move to Edmond is not hard, considering all that Edmond has to offer. With its amazing schools, proximity to OKC, and overflowing job opportunities, Edmond is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma.
If you can create a home that is move-in-ready, that is updated, and staged well, it is almost guaranteed that you will have success. Let Edmond’s #1 realtor help you sell your home – contact Brad Reeser today!