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Stage Your Home

WOW Your Buyers!

Getting ready to sell a home in Mount Pleasant, SC? Before you even think of listing your home or showing it to buyers, take some time to give your home some love, and really make it look its best! Even the smallest fixes and simplest upgrades can be the difference between a buyer that walks away and a buyer that falls in love. Use these DIY tips to make your home stand out from the crowd!

The Exterior

Create Curb Appeal

If you want a buyer to come inside and fall in love with your home, they've got to fall in love with the outside, first! Spend some time making the outside of your home welcoming and attractive.

Powerwashing, painting, mowing and pruning, planting flowers, washing windows, and repainting your mailbox and house numbers are all easy ways to make your home look great.

Make the Front Porch Welcoming

Nothing says, "Welcome Home!" to a potential buyer like a nice, inviting Southern porch. Tidy up your furniture, buy a new welcome mat, put out some potted flowers, replace your doorknob, and show your buyers a little Lowcountry Southern hospitality!

Spruce Up Outdoor Areas

Here in the Lowcountry, we get plenty of nice weather, which means buyers will be looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors right at home. So help your buyers envision a laid-back outdoor lifestyle by sprucing up your yard, deck, or porch with outdoor furniture, a hammock, or even a firepit.

Don't forget to mow your lawn, trim any shrubs, and maybe take a little time to make your garden look nice.

Cleaning & Repairs

Clear Out the Clutter

Nobody likes a cluttered house! So do yourself a favor and start paring down some of your... stuff. Whether you donate it, host a yard sale, or even just pack it away in storage, removing unnecessary items can help make your home seem larger and cleaner.

Finish Maintenance Projects

Nothing's more intimidating to a buyer than walking into a home full of unfinished projects or in need of a lot of maintenance or repairs. Take some time to finish any ongoing projects, update any old paint or flooring, and fix up any pesky maintenance issues (leaky faucets, running toilets, squeaky floorboards, missing shingles, etc).

Clean, Clean & CLEAN!

You don't want to lose out on a good sale because of a few dust bunnies or grungy grout. Take some time to really make your home sparkle, from top to bottom. Don't forget windows, corners, behind furniture, and all the nooks and crannies in your bathrooms.

Interior Decor

Depersonalize Your Decor

You might love your sense of style, but that doesn't mean every buyer is going to. Decorating your home with simple and neutral colors and decoration leaves room for potential buyer to envision their own decor or belongings in your home.

Create Balance with Furniture

Furniture can say a lot about a room. Too much furniture makes a room seem crowded. Couches arranged facing each other can seem cozy and conversational. A bedroom with a desk or craft table can suddenly be a new world of possibilities. What stories can your furniture tell about your home?

The Final Details

Increase Your Lighting

Make your home bright and welcoming by letting in the light, especially the sunshine! Open windows (if the weather is nice) and blinds to welcome in the sunshine and show off your views. Still a little dark? Don't be afraid to turn on some ambient lighting.

Bring the Outdoors In

Being careful to keep your decor neutral, bring a little freshness and natural beauty inside with some fresh potted plants, clipped flowers, or fall branches.

Coming up on a special holiday or time of year? Take advantage of seasonal decor, like warm fall scents, wintery pine branches, or springtime pastels.

Your Mount Pleasant Home Selling Resources

If you're ready to sell your Mount Pleasant home, then it's time to contact me, Bill Barnhill. These handy home-staging tips are just the beginning of what I have to offer my home sellers. Give me a call today and let's sell your Mount Pleasant home.