Top 10 Home Staging Tips
“32% of buyers’ agents believe staged homes increases the
dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent.”
One to five percent can make a huge impact on your
bottom line, but staged homes also tend to sell faster as well! Here are our Top 10 picks for home staging…
1. Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, and it will
take a split second for potential buyers to form an opinion of your home and to
determine whether it is for them or not.
Enhance the curb appeal with some TLC. Power wash siding and walkways,
keep windows clean, maintain the landscape and repaint where needed.
2. Create a Welcoming Entryway
Add some simple touches, such as a welcome
mat, potted plants, lights, and some stylish porch furniture.
3. Keep it Clean
This can be a hard staging tip to follow through with,
especially if you have kids, but it is important. If your home is not clean,
homebuyers are going to assume that the house has not been taken care of
either, which will mean repairs are likely in order for them. Keep furniture
and windows fingerprint-free, floors shining, and countertops and bathrooms scrubbed
to give your home the best look. The cleaner, the better!
Clutter is one of the biggest distractions for
potential buyers. You may want to consider renting a storage unit if you have a
lot of extra clutter, but you’ll find it worth your effort to have a clear,
distraction-free space to show.
5. Let the Light In
lighting is crucial to making a home look and feel great to buyers. If there
are any trees blocking light from the windows, trim them back to allow the
light in. Some homes lack good natural light, so in those cases, introduce some
nice artificial lighting to the spaces that need it. You can also paint the
walls in a lighter color and
use light fabrics on the window treatments. Light helps a space feel much
larger and more open, two big selling features to all home buyers.
6. Rearrange Furniture
Whether it’s in the living room, bedrooms, or kitchen, rearrange
your furniture to give your home an open, welcoming appeal without the
appearance of being too lived-in.
7. Stick with Neutral Tones
The reason for staging
your home is to provide homebuyers the opportunity to visualize how this home
can be made into their own. Neutral tones appeal to everyone, and they also
look clean and crisp!
8. Take Care
of Any Repairs
A home that is move-in ready is far more appealing to
buyers than one that needs a lot of repairs. And, even if the repairs are
small, they will have potential buyers wondering what else might be wrong with
the home that they can’t see.
9. Consider Your Closets
One of the first things people do when looking at homes is open
the closets. You must keep these clean and clutter-free. Consider leaving at least half of the
closet empty, it will appear to have more space, which is a top priority for
10. Detach Yourself from the Property
Take down the overload of family photos; remove the magnets from
the fridge and the memorabilia from shelves and walls. Potential buyers will
have a much easier time imagining their personal touches in their own styles
staging tips will not only help your home to sell, but it will potentially make
the process faster and help to boost the selling price.