When it comes to selling your home, home staging can make a world of a difference on how fast is sells and how much it is sold for. However, if you’re unsure of how to properly stage your home and all the details that goes into the practice, the results might not be what you desired.
Read on for the ultimate cheat sheet on home staging for tips and tricks to sell your home faster and for more money!
Prepare for the First Impression
First and foremost, it’s important to understand home staging does not only take place inside the house. The outside of your home is the very first thing a buyer is going to see so it needs to be in tip-top shape. Therefore, you need to assess the state of your yard and the exterior of your home.
Do you need to scour the yard for weeds? Are there any dead plants in view? Is there a board or two missing from your fence? Could the house use a new coat of paint? Is your driveway cracking? Do you have a shutter missing from a window? Would some flower pots enhance the front porch?
These are all questions you should be considering in order to ensure the first impression your house gives is a strong one.
Neutral, Neutral, Neutral
Next, ensure your home is prepared to welcome prospective buyers of both genders. While that pink bedroom might have fit your personality, the paint color could be a hindrance for a male buyer. It’s always safest to keep paint colors and decorations neutral to appeal to all.
When it comes to wall colors, earth tones such as white, gray and tan are all safe. Keeping decorations and furniture neutral, as well, will also help prospective buyers picture themselves in the home.
Wide Open Spaces
The bigger you can make your house feel, the better. Having an open concept layout is all the rage right now and the more open you can make rooms seem, the more enticing the house will be to buyers.
Therefore, work to remove all excess clutter from the rooms in your house such as furniture, child toys, pet items, office items, and any other unnecessary items that take up space. By doing this, you will also help assign rooms one purpose, which will allow buyers to see more clearly how the room functions.
The Brighter, the Better
Who doesn’t love natural light? Make use of it.
Keep the blinds open and complement the windows with flowing draperies, drawing the buyer’s eye to the windows. For rooms that do not hold much natural light, enhance the space with overhead lighting and lamps to make the space brighter.
Take Your Home Out of the House
While your house has served as your home for quite some time, once it’s goes on the market, your home needs to be removed from the house. What I mean by this is that you need to depersonalize your house.
Take down family pictures and other personal items, and replace them with neutral pieces. This will allow buyers to imagine their own life in the house and not see the life already existing within its walls.
Hire a Home Staging Professional
Last, but certainly not least, enlist the help of an accredited home staging professional! While you can read all the home staging tips in the world and work to act on them, a home staging professional can enter your house and immediately strategize a staging plan that will work.
Your home stager will be able to tell you where you definitely need work to be done and which areas can just be touched up with professional cleaning. Not to mention, your home stager has an arsenal of interior design experience, stylish furniture and enticing decorations, allowing them to come in and stage your home from top to bottom.
Reach Out to Creative Home Stagers
Servicing the Carolinas, Creative Home Stagers is comprised of a team of accredited home stagers and interior designers who have the expertise to get your home staged quickly so it sells faster and for more money!
Cal 704-315-5802 to speak to a home stager directly or visit Creative Home Stagers’ website for additional information. It’s time to move on to the next phase of your journey; get your home staged to sell today!