Home Staging Tips & Tricks

 

First Impressions make a significant impact on a buyer's decision-making process!


Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. Home Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to "neutralize" the surroundings. 

Try out these helpful styling tips taken from Setting the Stage - REALTOR® Magazine Online. They've compiled the best tips from stagers and real estate pros—things you can do for little or no expense—to put a home in prime showing shape.

    1. •  Clear out closets and clutter—sellers can give away or pack up toys, linens, and small kitchen appliances to store offsite. Buyers are also forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or basement.

    2. •  Focus most on the most visible areas—the foyer, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and family room.

    3. •  De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.

    4. •  Use plants in colorful pots or inexpensive wicker baskets to fill in empty spaces.

    5. •  Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.

    6. •  In summer, turn on the sprinklers for five minutes, 30 minutes before the open house. It makes the lawn and driveway sparkle.

    7. •  Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odor, such as fish, garlic, or cabbage.

    8. •  Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets and the windows.

    9. •  Set the dining room table with attractive linens, dishes, and stemware.

    10. •  Use as much natural light as possible. Add extra lamps in dark rooms or corners.

    11. •  Make functional repairs—fix dripping faucets, sticking doors, and broken fences.

    Visit our video channel to watch tips for staging your home to sell.


Helpful Download

Download "Secrets of Stagers - 13 Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks" - Whether you're designing to sell or designing to dwell, here’s how the home-staging pros get that "I have to have it!" look–and how their tips and tricks can make your own humble abode look like a million bucks.

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