Home Staging Tips
Stage Where It Counts
Not every room is equal when it comes to staging your home. Focus your effort on the rooms that have the biggest impact and influence to the buyers' decisions, and spend less time on rooms that are of less importance. For example, the kitchen, living room, and walkways are usually the biggest assets to a home.
Reduce Clutter and De-Personalize
Clutter takes up the most space in your home, and can distract a buyer from focusing on how much space is available to them. Take extra items and put them in storage outside of your home. Buyers will still be looking in closets and small spaces to see what is available, so it is important to have these spaces free and clear as well. The less clutter the easier it is for the buyer to envision your home as theirs.
Clean. Clean. Clean.
Clean like you've never cleaned before! A clean home suggests to buyers that the property was well taken care of. Now is the time to dust, sweep, vacuum, and deep clean appliances, especially if it's been a while. Hiring a cleaning professional is always a great option as well.
Upgrading rugs can add a modern style without having to spend too much. It is a small touch that can make a big impact.
Reorganize and Rearrange
Reorganizing and rearranging can give your home a fresher feel and create new possibilities for spaces. You want the rooms to be as walk able as possible. This can help buyers visualize their own furniture in that space. Try to simplify and match furniture. Put away damaged pieces in storage.
Style Your Dining Room Table
Your dining room table is the eye catching piece in the kitchen. Styling it can boost the appeal of your kitchen and dining area. Don't go too over sized, a little goes a long way.
Let The Light In!
Brighten up your house by opening curtains, and turning on all lights during showings, including lamps and closet lights as well. This will help your home appear more welcoming and saving buyers time on where to turn on the lights.
Open Those Closets
Visitors will peek in the closets, so having them open and ready for them to view is more appealing. Buyers can visualize the amount of space easily.