Every new year brings change and this year is setting up to deliver some significant changes in real estate. If you’re planning to sell your home this year, this is a must read.
As we move into 2023, the real estate market is no longer red-hot; proper staging is essential if you want to stand out and sell your home quickly. Here’s our guide to staging your house in 2023 to attract cash house buyers with this year’s real estate trends in mind.
Step 1: Repair, Declutter, and Clean
Before you start decorating, you need to prepare your house. Potential buyers like to see that a home has been cared for. This means taking care of any necessary repairs first, both big and small. If your home is distressed, this first step could require the investment of substantial time and money.
Decluttering is essential; you want future buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home, and too much clutter prevents that. You can sell, donate, and put things in storage as appropriate. Make sure your closets and other storage are organized—buyers love to see good storage, and it looks roomier when it’s not overloaded. Put away personal photos and items to again help with visualization.
Make sure everything is squeaky clean, and you’re ready to start staging.
Step 2: Be Sustainable–Reuse and Focus on Energy Efficiency
As you move into staging, remember that 2023 is all about sustainability. If any rooms need an updated look, consider using tasteful thrifted materials and upcycled furniture. Anything you can get second hand or repurposed is great for your budget and for the environment! A vintage wool lap blanket laid across your couch is an invitation for buyers to feel cozy.
If you have to upgrade appliances before selling, make sure the new appliances are energy-efficient. A recent report by the National Association of Realtors showed that buyers list heating and cooling costs and insulation efficiency (windows/doors/siding) as top priorities. If your home is distressed and needs significant renovation, consider using renewable materials like stone, bamboo, cork, and wool.
Step 3: Adopt a Peaceful and Serene Style
Many of us intend on embracing peace and calm in 2023. It’s likely your potential buyers do, too! They want to feel that your home is a place where they can live their best lives and where they can relax and just enjoy their free time. Add a space for a yoga mat and meditation space. If you have to do a bathroom renovation, consider adding some luxury touches. Warm colors will be popular this year, so choose your paint colors carefully.
Step 4: Make The First Impression Count
When you stage your home, you want to be sure to keep your yard clean and your windows clear. You may want to add exterior lighting for a welcoming glow. Consider adding some bold colors on your door, shutters, or window trim, and new address numbers so your home is easy to find.
Don’t stop outside, though—your first impression indoors is just as critical! 2023 calls for an impactful foyer with bold colors and eye-catching statement pieces. An art collage with an eclectic set of works is a great way to draw buyers in. This slideshow from Architectural Digest might inspire you as you stage your foyer.
Time to list!
After you follow these tips, your home will be ready for the market. If it sounds like a lot of prep work… you’re right.
Luckily, there’s a way to sell your home as-is, without any of the work—even if your home is distressed. If you’re looking for cash house buyers, we’d love to help you out at MarketPro Homebuyers.
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If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Florida, we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. Contact your local cash house buyers today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.