Relocation Resources

Western Wake County Moving Tips

Make Your Relocation Easier

With These Staging Tips

Let's face it, moving day is no picnic. Experience has taught us organization is the key to making your relocation to Western Wake County as smooth as possible. By using these helpful tips for staging your home, your moving and selling process will be much more organized and less stressful. If we can be of assistance, contact us, your Western Wake County real estate experts

The Exterior

Up the Curb Appeal

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to home buying, the exterior of your house could make or break whether a buyer wants to see the inside!

Grab your power washer, put a fresh coat of paint on your door, polish the mail box, and weed the garden — make sure you've done everything you can to make the outside of your home shine!

Make the Front Porch Welcoming

If you have a front porch, then its the perfect opportunity to make a buyer feel at home before they even step through the door. Sweep up the floor, tidy up the furniture, sprinkle some decorations and plants around, and get make sure your welcome mat is fresh and clean!

Tidy Up the Outdoor Areas

Since the weather in North Carolina is typically mild almost year-round, the outdoor areas of a home can get a lot of use. From your front yard to the back porch, be sure to give the outdoor areas around your home a little extra attention for buyers.

Don't forget to do the little things like mowing the lawn, tending to the garden, and putting up some subtle seasonal decor. 

Cleaning & Repairs

Get to Work Decluttering

It's easy to accumulate a lot of stuff (sometimes unnecessarily) over time, so when moving time comes, the process can be simplified by a little downsizing. Host a garage or yard sale to get rid of outgrown or unused items. If time prevents you from holding a yard sale, consider donating the items to a charitable organization!

Finish Maintenance Projects

Unfinished projects could signal to a buyer that your home isn't ready for selling, so finish up any incomplete projects you have before you put your home on the market. From something as small as fixing a leaky faucet to bigger projects like redoing the carpet, if any projects are partly finished it'll leave a bad taste in the buyer's mouth.  

Put in Some Elbow Grease

Cleaning is hands down one of the most important parts of the selling process. Even small things like smudged windows and crumby floors can turn a buyer's impression sour. Grab your vacuum, mop up the floors, polish the door handles, and make your home shine! A clean home could mean the difference between a sale or a loss. 

Interior Decor

Depersonalize Your Decor

Styles and color palettes differ from buyer to buyer, and the last you want is for a potential to be turned off solely because of the decor style in your home. It's best to stick with neutral colors, take down any family pictures, and make the home a blank slate that buyers can envision themselves in.

Rearrange the Furniture

Furniture can say a lot about a room. Not enough furniture can make a home unwelcoming, while too much can make it claustrophobic. Couches facing a TV versus each other can also convey different meanings to the buyers. Whatever message you would like to send about your home, make sure your furniture conveys it.

The Final Details

Embrace Natural Lighting

A bright and welcoming home will make buyers feel happier and more at home, so open up the shades and let the sunlight in! If some of the lighting in your house is a little harsh, consider swapping the bulbs out for warmer ones. Not only will this make your home cozier, but it makes the buyer feel more comfortable.

Bring the Outdoors In

Since it can be hard to avoid personalizing your decor, using shrubs, flowers, succulents, and more can be a great way to bring in some color and personality without making it too personal.

If there's a specific season or holiday coming up when you're selling, then consider bringing in seasonal plants, like fresh flowers in the spring or scented pinecones during the fall.

Your Western Wake County Home Selling Resources

If you're ready to sell your Western Wake County home, then it's time to contact the team at Gilliam and Associates Realty. These handy home-staging tips are just the beginning of what we have to offer our home sellers. Give a member of our team a call today, and we'll help you on you successful Western Wake County selling journey!