Are you ready to put your home on the market? In order to attract the most home buyers, it’s important to know successful home staging tips. Staging makes it easier for buyers to envision themselves in the home. The home instantly becomes warmer and more welcoming, establishing an emotional connection between the home and prospective buyers. Savvy staging highlights the strong points of your home, while distracting from the weaker points. Here are 5 tips to flawlessly stage your home.
Make everything look as good as new
If you can’t provide new appliances and furniture to be sold with the home, make the used ones appear spotless. Remove any odors caused by kids, pets, food, garbage etc. Remove any stains, dirt or imperfections. Touch up paint on walls and panels. Declutter rooms by removing or hiding any possessions, making the home more serene and depersonalized.
Make it look bigger
Lighting and colors can make a room appear bigger than it is. You can paint a room the same color as an adjacent room to extend them into one big space. Dark colors absorb light and make rooms look smaller. Use soft tones of white, blue or green to make the space look more welcoming and larger. You can position furniture away from the walls in cozy, conversational groups for the same effect.
Maximize storage space
Pack up any clothes you aren’t wearing to make closets appear bigger. Empty out cupboards, drawers and any unnecessary items from the attic. By doing this, you can show homebuyers the amount of storage available within the home.
Don’t forget the exterior
This is the first impression people will have of your home, so pay just as much attention to staging it! Brighten up the paint, clean the windows and make the mailbox presentable or get a new one. Make sure the lawn, plants and hedges are neatly trimmed and attractive. Consider planting some attractive and tasteful flowers to liven up the yard.
Put on some finishing touches
The day of the open house, be sure to get some fresh air into the house to make it less stuffy. Some lightly scented air fresheners can also be beneficial. You can put a few seasonal decorations or flowers throughout the home to make it more homey and welcoming.
Whether you have questions on buying or selling, contact our HousingBuzz Team today!