Staging your home is great way to help your home sell quickly and at your asking price. Staging is the process of eliminating clutter and personal touches so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living in the home. In some cases, staging a home may involve renting furniture or placing excess items in storage in order to make your home’s layout and aesthetic more appealing. We’ve gathered a few key tips to keep in mind when staging a home to sell.
The most vital step in staging a home is to remove clutter. This includes everything from fridge magnets, loose papers, trinkets, personal photographs, and items resting on countertops. Your goal in this step is to make your home into a showroom or model home. Above all, the buyer should walk into a room and not feel as though they are intruding into someone else’s space but rather be able to imagine themselves living there.
Another step to take is to remove excess and bulky furniture. This may require a temporary storage unit, by eliminating large pieces of furniture your home can seem much more spacious.
Staging the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. First impressions are made as a buyer drives by or walks up to your front door. To make sure they’re impressed, maintain a mowed lawn, keep hedges trimmed and plants watered and lively. Often overlooked is the cleanliness of sidewalks, driveways, windows, and roof tiles. All of these elements can be refreshed by a quick powerwash and take years of wear off your home’s appearance.
Finally, once your home is stagged and free of clutter, it is important to bring life back into the space in the form of thoughtfully placed and welcoming decor. Items to include are fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit on the kitchen island, logs in fireplaces, or freshly folded towels in bathrooms.
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