5 Cheap Ways to Stage Your Randolph County NC Home for Sale

5 Cheap ways to stage your Randolph County NC home for sale.

Are you getting ready to put your Randolph County NC home for sale on the market?
The appearance of your home is one of the most important keys to selling it.

Staging is an important part of the home selling process but hiring a professional stager could set you back between $50 to $150 per hour. Fortunately, there are ways you can stage your home by yourself without spending too much.

5 Cheap Ways to Stage Your Randolph County NC Home for Sale | Waynette Araj

Here are 5 simple and cheap tips on how to organize and stage the usually cluttered places in your Randolph County home:

  1. Bedroom closet

A cluttered and disorganized closet looks small. Remove outdated clothes and accessories that you have not worn in a year or more and place them neatly in a storage unit. Remove items that do not belong in a wardrobe closet like sports equipment, papers, folders and other junk. Organize and display your in-season wardrobe as if it’s in your favorite store or fashion magazine.

  1. Kitchen

The kitchen is the new hub or center of the home since it has the highest traffic volume. Make your kitchen look neat and orderly by removing small appliances that you do not use on a daily basis. Remove bills, mail, magazines and store them in a tidy basket. Clear the table and counters of any clutter. Just leave a bowl of fresh fruit or a vase of flowers to make your kitchen look fresh and appealing.

  1. Home office

If your home office has lots of books, magazines and files or is cluttered with computers, printers and other office equipment, it makes the area look smaller. Get rid of magazines and newspapers, donate unwanted books to charity, switch out a desktop for a laptop and arrange computer cables in an organized manner. You will be amazed at the big changes and how bigger your home office will look.

  1. Garage

The garage is usually the catch-all for unused items in your Randolph County NC Home. Pull out everything from the garage and start decluttering your garage. Segregate remaining items into categories like car accessories, yard tools, camping equipment, sports equipment, etc. One trick in organizing the garage is to use the elevated space like putting storage racks on the walls or making a false attic in the ceiling.

  1. Yard

The curb appeal of your Randolph County NC Home for Sale can make or break the entire deal. Create a great first impression of your home by making simple outdoor improvements, mowing the lawn, removing debris, fallen leaves and clutter and repairing and repainting your fence and front door. Place colorful plants and flowers along your walkway to make it stand out.

Staging your Randolph County home for sale need not be expensive and stressful. All it takes is a little organization and a few changes to make your home look move-in ready.

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in Asheboro or Randolph County area, explore the advantages of working with  an experienced Randolph County NC realtor. Contact me, Waynette Araj, today at 336-953-6526.


9 Cheap Ways to Cozy Up Your Randolph County NC Home for Sale in Winter

9 Cheap ways to warm up your Randolph County NC home for sale in winter.

If you are planning on having an open house for your Randolph County NC home for sale this winter, keeping your home warm and cozy can attract more buyers and entice them to stay longer in your home.

You don’t have to spend much on energy bills to do this. Cranking up the thermostat is not the only way to warm up your home.

Here are 9 cheap ways to cozy up your Randolph County NC home for sale this winter that can save you both energy and money:

9 Cheap Ways to Cozy Up Your Randolph County NC Home for Sale in Winter | Waynette Araj

  1. Clean dusty bulbs and dirty light fixtures. This  will brighten your home by 30% and you won’t need to turn on more lights.
  2. Seal up air leaks. Aside from doors and windows, check for leaks around wall outlets, recessed lights, and electrical boxes. One easy way to do this is to light an incense stick or scented candle to check for drafts. At the same time, you also leave behind a nice scent.
  3. Clean your windows. Allow more natural light to come into your home by making sure your window panes are clean and clear.
  4. Change your HVAC filter every few months, or monthly if you have pets, to prevent excess dust from circulating.
  5. Replace your traditional wood or gas fireplace with a gel fireplace insert, which is more eco-friendly since it doesn’t need wood, gas, or electricity, or a chimney. It’s also smoke-free. It costs only $100-$210 for a basic model
  6. Indoor plants. Some indoor plants like gerbera daisies and golden pothos can suck up harmful VOCs (vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and dry cleaning.) Plants can decrease the amount of household dust because they increase humidity levels.
  7. Set your thermostat to “fan on” when vacuuming. Leave the fan on for 15 minutes after you finish vacuuming and switch back to auto afterwards. This helps filter the dust that gets unsettled while cleaning. HVAC blowers are not intended to run all the time.
  8. Remove your window screens in the fall and winter. Screens trap dirt and can make your home look darker inside and out and lessen your curb appeal.
  9. Paint chilly rooms, especially walls that do not typically get sunlight, in warm colors like reds, yellows, and oranges. These cozy colors can help make the room feel warmer, according to a Michigan State University study.

Make your Randolph County NC Home for Sale appealing and inviting by keeping it cozy and warm especially in the winter. Buyers will love your home and remember it if you do the extra effort to make them feel comfortable in the colder months, making your home stand out from the rest.

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in the Asheboro or Randolph County area, explore the advantages of working with an experienced Randolph County NC Realtor. Contact me, Waynette Araj, today at 336-953-6526.