Home Staging in the Age of Informed Buyers.

If you are thinking of selling your Ottawa home, there are a number of things you can do to improve the “showability” of your home.

But first, let’s look at your home through the eyes of the buyer.

Cover the basics first before you get caught up in the big-ticket items, make sure you’ve taken care of the easy, obvious things.

The house should be clean and uncluttered, and you should put some thought into landscaping but not pour too much money into it.

You want your buyer to be able to visualize themselves in the home, which requires the home to be clean and inviting, also removing as many personal items such as pictures etc.

Making the Kitchen, The Best it Can Be.  Show off the kitchen’s countertop space by removing as many items as possible, even if they seem like kitchen essentials. The more space  the client can see the more they’ll be able to visualize themselves in  the kitchen. Instead of kitchen accouterments, strategically place a colorful bouquet of flowers that makes the kitchen clean and inviting.

Keep repeating this to yourself — clean and inviting.  Furniture Arrangement and Organization.

As you organize the furniture being aware of important elements like the fireplace and windows will help with the proper placement of items. Avoid clutter and don’t assume that pushing furniture against the wall to create the most living room space is necessarily the way to go. Plan your furniture arrangement and keep it clean. As your space comes together, consider lighting and music or scented candles that add warmth to the senses.  Contact Jean@JeanRicher.com about selling your home in Ottawa and surrounding area.