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If you have lately been researching the Internet to find out how to sell a motor home, you must already have recognized the importance of pre-sale sprucing up. In fact, staged motor homes — those deliberately bedecked with the aim of enticing buyers – tend to sell doubly faster than the non-staged units. However, when it comes to bringing your wheeled home to a perfect selling shape, you cannot proceed in an unplanned manner. Set your staging goals; it will give direction to your upgrading venture. First, incorporate some features that will help it stand out from the pack. Secondly, highlight your vehicle's strengths, and downplay its weaknesses. Thirdly, try to lure your buyers to a lifestyle they are craving for. Fourthly, decorate the interior in such a way that it looks well-maintained. Here are six simple presentation ideas that will help you attract the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers at a price that would not burn a hole in your pocket:
The importance of first impressions isn’t over-hyped, and you do need to make the most of it when welcoming buyers. An enticing entrance can make your visitors fall in love with your rig at first sight. It doesn’t matter that your home-on-wheels offers just a tiny stoop in the entrance, you can always make it say “welcome” with the help of some creative thinking. Place a neat doormat with a fresh, modern design. Also, add a little bit of green by the front door. A couple of potted plants in bloom will be pretty impressing. Illuminate the front steps with LED lights, in case you are showing the vehicle in the evening. Such a warm entryway instantly ignites visitors’ interests in your rig. What is more? It will indicate to your buyers that the vehicle has been well cared for.
An RV parked in a shaded garage doesn’t get much exposure to the natural light. This may make your otherwise handsome RV look shabby. Your remedy? Hang a few mirrors to add extra light to the interior, especially to the master bedroom at the back. Mirrors also make your RV interior appear spacious. If you find sufficient wall space, hang them directly across a window to let them pull in more sunlight. Instead of using a big mirror, make a collage of small mirrors of different shapes for a more artistic effect. When placed together, they will make the size of a space look bigger. Want to play some more with the illusion of space? Use wallpapers of the same color as your drapery. It will give the interior a sophisticated look (bonus) apart from adding some virtual feet and inches to the surrounding.
Your RV is not just a vehicle – it is your home on wheels. It is only natural for you to have filled the interior with a variety of your personal mementos. With these relics, your wheeled home has become an extension of your personality, precisely the thing your buyers would not appreciate. Your visitors would want to envision them living in your motor home, but with your pictures everywhere, it won't be possible. They will also show up in your listing photos, wrongfully taking away your prospects' attention from your rig. Our tip: simply swap family pics with attractive travel images. Get them professionally edited and printed for extra punch. In addition to enhancing the interior, it will increase your prospects’ craving for a carefree life on the open road. Try to add variety, giving the buyers snippets of the wonderful traveling experience you have had in your rig. The pictures would also make a great point of conversation.
Designing a unisex bedroom can be tricky. The key to bringing that perfect his-and-hers look is using elements that appeal to both the genders. At the least, these should include clean and crisp linens, and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed. Remove gender-specific items. Choose wallpaper in neutral hues for a perfect unisex look and feel. Use matching colors for bed linens. If you are using any artwork, make sure that the items complement the overall color scheme.
What about those buyers who want to visit your rig after sundown? Does your rig have adequate lighting? Remember, a dark and dingy space will not exactly be on their wish list. You will also need good lighting to highlight your home’s best features. To give it a dazzling effect, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Use three types of lighting – ambient lighting for overhead installation, task lights placed under cabinetries or reading lights in the bedrooms, and accent lightings for the table and the wall.
It's just a myth that selling a rig is hard during the fall or the winter. By utilizing the gifts of Mother Nature, you can make your mobile home feel very warm and cozy, inspiring your buyers to picture themselves spending their next vacation in your rig. Fill up different sizes of vases with fall foliage and place them in the different corners of your rig, including the kitchen and the bathroom. Display a bowl of seasonal fruits on the dinette. Burn cinnamon candles and simmer hot apple cider on the stove to create a cheery Christmas feel. Use throw pillows in deep reds and oranges to brighten up the atmosphere. Creating a warm and cozy atmosphere will give your buyers more reason to admire your motor home.
We hope by now you have got a good idea of how to sell a motor home without investing too much money in it. It’s all about a smart staging. Generally speaking, you want to play up the best features that your rig can offer. Think of unique ways to show them off. Our tips will help you achieve just that without breaking your bank. Welcome the buyers to a cozy interior and then add the warmth of a charming personality to the whole recipe to create a beautiful ambiance.