Preparing Your Home for an Open House in Santa Barbara

Using my home staging techniques will get your home sold faster in Santa Barbara, California. Goodwin & Thyne Properties can help you create an inviting feeling that makes buyers to want to stay — permanently. Give me a call at 805-899-1100 and I will stage your house to sell.

Sell quickly in Santa Barbara with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 805-899-1100Careful home staging is a surefire method used to sell a house here in Santa Barbara. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and more offers. If your goal is to sell your house quickly, think about a well-planned approach to home staging.

Home staging is part of preparing your home for an Open House. Staging concentrates energy on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while showing off the details of your home with strategically placed furniture and decorations so that your home looks more spacious and buyers can imagine living in your home.

Prepping your property to sell shouldn't be thought of as an annoying experience. Instead it can be a thrilling and inventive project. Together, we'll work to get a high bid for your house. Start with this home staging advice and you'll see that your house spends fewer days on the market after listing:

Curb Appeal Checklist

Start with the exterior of your house, also called your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What dollar-earning characteristics seem waiting to be noticed?Knowing this assists us in determining what we can do to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn't at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and bright greenery we'll need to tackle those issues. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your house's final selling price.

Welcome Home Checklist

Sell quickly in Santa Barbara with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 805-899-1100 Does your home seem to say, "Hello From Your New Welcome Home" to a buyer? Touring your home with a critical eye, I'll suggest fixes that build up Open House appeal. I'll tell you get rid of anything that gives the look of clutter. Table and counter tops should be neatly arranged. Knickknacks, sentimental items, family photos, and refrigerator artwork should get moved out of sight. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new home.

I'll look over each room of your home. Enhancements that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need washing

I'll make sure your home is neutral and that it's comfortable, steering clear of "offensive" or "too-bright" colors on the walls and furniture. And if you've already moved out, you can consider renting furnishings. You want your house to look homey as opposed to uninhabited.

Setting the Stage

At your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Brightening up each room is critical, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a pleasant fragrance circulates throughout your house. We'll add cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house is their future home.

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