Essential staging tips that will help you sell your house flip faster.
By Realtor Maxwell Alexander
When it comes to selling homes, clutter and overly personalized decor is usually the biggest issue that deters buyers from considering a home, but with flips, it is totally the opposite! Flipped homes usually don’t have their inhabitants and hence lack any baggage that comes with living in a space for years. So what do you do to make it come across as an actual home and sell it faster plus for more money?
We flipped quite a few homes in the Hudson Valley area and here are proven staging tips that helped us to sell a home faster and for a top dollar:
Tip #1: Make it feel more like a home where people actually live. It doesn’t mean you have to stage every corner of your flip, but rather have a few strategically placed furniture, art and decor items that outline a resemblance of a home. Place a bowl of fresh fruits on the counter and a jar with a few good looking utensils next to the stove in the kitchen. Get a couch for the living room and a few accent tables to hold trendy and fresh decor items. Go to the nearest HomeGoods store and get a few well-designed bathroom amenities to place in the shower, or even an aromatherapy bath bomb to place on the edge of the bathtub.
Tip #2: Focus on areas that matter. Again, staging an entire home might be an oversell, so try to stage only the important areas and highlight the biggest value your flip has: if you went all out with your shower tile – place some fluffy and clean towels on a rack or throw a shower rug on the floor. If your kitchen has brand new concrete countertops – spruce them up with a vase and fresh flowers.
Tip #3: Don’t bring furniture from your grandma’s attic! Nothing makes a home come across as outdated, like furniture and decor from centuries ago. You are selling a flip and the main competitive difference of your home is that it has been renovated or at least refreshed, so make sure that your furniture and decor are brand-spanking new with that “new car smell”.
In any case, you might also want to consider working with the best realtors in the Hudson Valley if you want to sell your flip fast and for the top dollar. Maxwell and Dino Alexander of Alexander Maxwell Realty are not only the best real estate agents but also experienced real estate investors with more than a dozen successful flips infers their belts. Our strategic real estate marketing approach can help you position your flip on the market and sell it faster and for more money, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!