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Get your home ready for showings: A Sensory Experience

Does the staged living room look familiar? It’s one of our listings in West Richland! If you’ve been keeping up with our posts, this home has gone under contract within just 24 hours!

Appealing to the buyers’ senses is definitely a must when showing your home. According to The Ideatelier, a cultural forecasting agency, “tactility, composition, and sensory stimulation are influencing people’s choices for interior products” to add to this, scent has also been a primary element to be applied in a home’s interior [1]. Planning to sell your home? The market right now is favoring sellers so it’s a great time to sell your home! Take a look at these tips that integrates sensorial strategy!

Clean, Clean, Clean!

  • Make your home look brand new by deep cleaning it. To keep it show ready, always make sure your home is always clean, tidy, and organized.
  • Pro-tip! When selling a home, it is better to remove most of your existing furniture to make your rooms look spacious. You can have it stored or sell it.
  • A clean home isn’t only visually appealing, but also makes your home smell and feel fresh. Vacuumed carpets and dusted tables and floors are a must!

Repair As You Go

  • While you clean your home, you might notice some things that needed repairs that you have missed like squeaking tiles or a lodged sliding door. Your buyers don’t need to hear your tiles or your door squeaking. Fixing these can definitely go a long way.

  • First Impressions Last

    • The very first time a prospective buyer physically sets their eyes on your home will be from your home’s exterior. Boost its curb appeal by maintaining a neat lawn and adding plants to your entry way. Take advantage of the spring season and bring some splashes of color through flowers!

    Stage It!

    Last year, buyer and seller agents were surveyed by the National Association of Realtors about Home Staging. Let’s take a look at the numbers:

    • The study shows 82% of Buyer Agents shared that home staging is very helpful for buyers to visualize and imagine living in the home.
    • 23% of Buyer Agents shared that home staging helped increase the home’s value by 1% to 5% compared to unstaged homes, while 18% of Seller Agents commented that a staged home increased the value by 6% to 10%.
    • 31% of agents noted that staging decreased the time of a home on the market
    • No one noted a negative effect of staging in regard to price. [2]

    It’s Showing Time

    • You can choose to give some snacks to appeal to their sense of taste. This can even attract more buyers and agents to visit, especially at an Open House! [3]
    • Play some soft music for a relaxing ambience. Michelle Galli, a realtor based in California, notes that it definitely “help[s] with the sale”! [4]

    Are you thinking of selling your home? We have seller specialists who can go over all these steps with you to see how you can best take advantage of the current market. Get in touch with us! If you’re interested to see feedbacks from our amazing clients, check out their client testimonials here! You can also browse through or Ultimate Real Estate Guide to further help you with your home buying or selling journey!

    References

    [1] Brammer, M. (December 9, 2021). These Will Be the Top Design Trends of 2022, Experts Say. Retrieved from https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/these-will-be-the-top-design-trends-of-2022-experts-say

    [2] Simmons, Q. (April 6, 2021). NAR Finds Home Staging Helps Buyers Visualize, Homes Sell Faster. Retrieved from https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/nar-finds-home-staging-helps-buyers-visualize-homes-sell-faster

    [3] HGTV. (2018). 10 Foods for a Delicious Open House. Retrieved from https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/real-estate/10-foods-for-a-delicious-open-house-

    [4] Hansen, K. (March 13, 2022). Tune Up Your Open House: How to Use Music to Sell Your Home. Retrieved from https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/music-help-sell-home/

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