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Oct. 3, 2019

Staging Your Home

How to Stage Your Home 

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Sellers who want to sell their homes faster often consider staging the property. It gets the property showroom-ready, which enables buyers to imagine themselves as already living in the house. Although the process might seem hectic and challenging to homeowners, if you stage your home right, it will attract potential buyers with exceptional rates.

De-personalize the space

The primary objective of staging a house that is to be sold is to make it look more fitting to the buyer. Therefore, ensure to set the space as blank as possible to allow buyers to visualize their style in the home. Remove all personal photos on the walls, clean the bathrooms counters, and store your clothes away. This way, you allow the buyer to envision different arrangements in the house to meet their expectations. However, even as you de-personalize the space, ensure it has charm and style that will attract buyers and make them connect with the property faster.

Patch and repair

Staging your property requires you to make the place look at its best. Therefore, even if you have maintained the property in good condition, it is essential to do some patch and repair job. Look for any scratches on the walls, tiny nicks, holes, and other impurities. The last thing you would want to lose potential buyers due to minor repair issues that you neglected before staging the place. Include some paint touches in your repairs to make sure the place looks welcoming. Take your time and go room to room until you cover the entire house. This way, you will be sure that every room is ready for the buyer, and nothing will prevent them from closing the deal with you.

Start with the most important rooms

Staging your home can be costly since it requires a significant amount of money. All hope is not gone; you still have an opportunity to stage and make your home ready for sale with a little amount of money. Most buyers will start their house tour in the living room, making it an important room to stage. The second most important room to consider is the master bedroom, followed by the kitchen. Once you get these rooms ready for the buyers, with the assistance of a realtor, you can move on to other bedrooms if you have time and money. However, even if you are not able to work on other rooms, ensure to keep the entire house clean and neat during the exhibition.

Arrange furniture

After you have rented furniture for the staged home, arrange them to bring a cozy look that is welcoming to the new occupants. Make a floating arrangement by putting all the couches and tables away from the wall. The floating style makes the room look bigger and spacious, even if it is not as big. Spruce the space with an area rug to bring some warmth in the room. This will make the home look more fashionable and convenient for buyers.

Once you are done staging the house and it looks perfect, you can add some finishing touches to make it more appealing. If possible, have some fresh flowers in vases, some folded towels in the bathrooms, and some fresh fruits in a bowl on the kitchen counter. Also, have some beautiful finishing outdoor by attending to the lawns and clear litter in the compound. If you are living in the house you want to sell, make arrangements with your real estate agents for heads up when the buyers are coming.

Posted in Market Updates, staging
July 31, 2017

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