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Sell Your House Faster with Renovation Inspiration

Not Every House Is Pinterest-Perfect

Sometimes homebuyers just need a little renovation inspiration. To sell your house faster, you’ll want to catch their attention without spending a fortune. These six steps offer you a practical and budget-friendly way to refresh your home’s appearance without the need for a full-scale renovation. By following this friendly guide, you can create a space that’s not only visually appealing but also inviting to potential buyers. 

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Virtual Staging on Steroids!

Use these steps yourself to give your home a refresh without the hassle and cost of a renovation.

  • STEP 1: DECLUTTER – Remove as much clutter from the house as you can. Doesn’t have to be perfect, but it helps to start with a clean slate. You can start by donating or discarding things that you don’t plan to take with you when you move. If you have seasonal items that take up space, think about boxing them up and putting them out of sight if you have the room. This initial step will help you create a clean canvas to work with.
  • STEP 2: PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Hire a professional photographer to take quality photos of your home. You’ll use these photos as the reference for your reno inspo photos. Be sure to confirm your right to use the images at will.
  • STEP 3: PHOTO EDITING EXPERTISE – After obtaining your high-quality photos, it’s time to hire a photo editor, preferably one with experience in real estate or architecture. If your photographer has a company, they might be able to provide editing services. Alternatively, you can explore AI solutions if you’re working with a tight budget. The photo editor’s role is to enhance the images, creating a captivating visual representation of your home.
  • STEP 4: EXPLORE HOME DECOR TRENDS – Research current home decor trends and communicate the look and feel you’d like to achieve to your photo editor.  While kitchens and bathrooms are often focal points for buyers, it’s also crucial to consider how the new occupants will use different spaces in your home. Tailoring furniture placement and decor according to potential buyer needs can significantly impact the overall appeal. Pro Tip: Keep it light and airy.
  • STEP 5: REVIEW AND REQUEST REVISIONS – After receiving the final product from your photo editor, don’t hesitate to review it carefully. If something doesn’t sit right with you or if it appears overly artificial, remember that potential buyers may share the same perception. In such cases, don’t be afraid to request revisions. Your satisfaction with the end result is paramount, and it will ultimately contribute to the success of your renovation inspiration project.
  • STEP 6: SHARE YOUR VISION – Finally, it’s time to share your reimagined home on the platform of your choice. However, there’s an important step you should never overlook: DISCLOSURE. Make it clear that the images you’re sharing are virtual renderings. To avoid any confusion, consider posting both before and after images labeled accordingly. This transparency is essential in building trust with potential buyers and agents. Nobody wants to arrive at a property only to find that it looks drastically different from the images they saw online. Starting on the right foot with transparency will set a positive tone for your home sale journey.

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Mia Shervington

Mia Shervington

I’ve had the incredible fortune to move to this amazing community 20+ years ago, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me enjoying our local parks or taking in the sunset over the Hudson River. I'll never stop my quest for the perfect hot donut, despite what my waistline may say. Nothing is better than a fresh When I'm not snacking my way up the river, I also enjoy the trails at Teatown Reservation and the views over Long Island Sound at of Rye Playland (officially known now as Playland Park...whatever...LOL). I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town!
Mia Shervington

Mia Shervington

I’ve had the incredible fortune to move to this amazing community 20+ years ago, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me enjoying our parks, taking in the sunset over the Hudson River, hiking the trails at Teatown and being a kid at Rye Playland (officially known now as Playland Park ... whatever ... LOL). See you around town!


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