Selling Your Home? Stage It to Add Value

Posted on September 24, 2014 Categories:

Fall is a popular time for homeowners to put their home on the market, and as one of the top interior painters in Calgary, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary tells their clients that a fresh coat of paint will add value to your home when the time comes to sell. And best of all, you'll see a return on your investment!

But interior painting isn't the only thing you can do to add value to your home. Staging it, whether by hiring a professional or doing it yourself, is just one of the many things you can do to make your home more desirable to potential buyers. You should make an effort to spruce up your home prior to putting it on the market, and as the top interior painters in Calgary, we can refresh the look of your home, as well as offer tips on how to best stage your home.

To better stage your home, place yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and cast a critical eye on your property. What would you look for if you had never set foot in the house and what would make you want to buy it? Staging your home for potential buyers can include everything from rearranging bookcases to getting rid of, or at least hiding, any unsightly, lumpy pillows or other items that, while having sentimental value, might be considered an eyesore. If you have kids, you should also consider framing any artwork that was previously hung on your fridge using magnets. Make an effort at artfully arranging any family photos as well, prominently displaying the best ones.

In addition to all of this, as well as having the interior of your house repainted, there are other small things that you can do that will make your home look that much better when the real estate agent brings potential buyers around, such as making sure that all the blinds and drapes are open.

If you're going to have your house painted prior to selling it, we recommend having it painted a light colour. As the top interior painters in Calgary and the surrounding regions, our customers have reported that having the interior of their home painted a light, eye-pleasing shade added value to it. And this can extend to everything, including bedspreads.

If you have any mismatched furniture, either replace it or make sure it's out of sight when your house is being shown. Also consider landscape prints, which are an excellent way to create an open and airy feel. Even if you have to invest in some artwork, think of it as a way to get started on decorating your new home.

Finally, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms you should focus on when looking for interior painters in Calgary. Applying a fresh coat of paint, as well as repairing any chipped or damage tiles, is yet another project that will add value to your home. This is also another way to ensure you will see a return on your investment, since no one wants to have to do renovations after moving into their new home.

Contact Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, the top interior painters in Calgary, for other tips on how to spruce up the look of your home before you sell!

Source:

Koncius, J., "Bringing staging secrets home," Regina Leader Post, September 22, 2013; http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Bringing+staging+secrets+home/10225043/story.html.