We’ve spent a lot of time talking about buying Queens real estate. But what if you’re in the market to sell your home? What can you do to attract more buyers and to help potentials visualize your home as theirs? Real estate experts will tell you to stage your home. Staging will make your house look inviting, showing buyers its full potential. The staging process should be done after you’ve made any repairs, painted, de-cluttered, etc.
You can hire someone do to this for you or you can try your hand at it yourself. Start by removing all personal items and removing excess furniture and decor. The idea is to make the home look as though it were a page in a magazine. Keep decor items simple and clean, such as large bowls of polished fruit and colorful cookbooks on the counter. In the bathroom place scented soaps and lotions and roll up towels and tie with a ribbon. Essentially make it look as though no one has lived there. If you need to repaint, always choose neutral colors.
The important fact to remember is to not overspend. You’ll see a return on major repairs but not on the jars of lotion and vases. Be smart about spending and look to a Queens real estate agent for help.