Creating curb appeal in home staging prepare Toronto home for real estate sale. When preparing to sell your home, you have to sell it to a potential buyer several times. The most important time is when they drive by and – hopefully – come inside for a showing. If buyers don’t like what they see on the outside, they’ll keep driving. You have 30 seconds or less to grab their attention with your home’s exterior. Toronto home staging companies like Baraka GTA Home Staging focus on curb appeal to ensure the house’s front exterior is attractive. Here are some staging tips for how you can help prepare for the sale.
Create a clean and clear driveway
Driveways a large impact on curb appeal. If needed, you can get it blacktopped. If not, use driveway cleaner and focus on cleaning oil spots. Also, fill in any large cracks. Always have it cleared in the winter, and salted.
Don’t park any of your cars in the driveway during showings. Cars in your driveway block the view of your house. During a showing, park down the street.
Keep your landscape neat
Keep your lawn trimmed weekly while you show your home. Hire a gardener or trim your shrubs, particularly around the entrance. Having a crisp edge on a lawn has a great visual impact. Remove debris and clutter from your yard, such as branches, fallen leaves, dog excrement, bikes and toys.
If you are not a gardener, hire a lawn company fix your flowerbeds. You can also buy hanging plants to perk up the yard.
Or, use pots with a common look to fill empty space near your front door. Make sure the pots have a consistent look. This is an easy way to add flowers, colours and texture to your yard.
Home staging your house’s exterior
Paint the front of your house, or at least the trim. Repair or replace loose shingles, and caulk your windows doors for a fresh look.
If you don’t need a paint job, rent a pressure washer or hire someone to wash your house. Have them do your sidewalks, driveways and front patio. This will brighten the whole exterior.
The first contact a buyer makes with your home is at the front door. A front door is the greeting to your home. Your decor choice can make or break the entire look of a home. A fresh, modern door says buyers are welcome, and their visit is important.
If you have screen doors, repair any holes or replace the screens. Wash them, and make sure the doorbell functions well.
Lighten and brighten outside your home
Let natural light inside! Wash all of your the windows, and clear window wells. The view from inside your house will be much brighter.
Ensure all outdoor lights work, and that the bulbs are not burnt out. Then, polish the fixtures. Replace any fixtures that are old or rusty. This is an inexpensive improvement. If you have a showing booked in the evening, turn on your yard lights. A well-lit home is welcoming.
Staging the outside of your home involves impressing buyers with your curb appeal, and making them feel invited. Buyers want to buy a well-maintained home that they can see themselves living in. If you need assistance with preparing your exterior front, hire a home stager. It’s an added expense, but you might end up making more in the final sale. For a professional Toronto home staging company, contact Baraka GTA Staging at 416-992 9494.