Home Staging has become an extremely important part of the puzzle when placing your home on the market. These days, people are looking for move in ready properties. Although the Internet is saturated with articles on how to successfully stage your home, it can be overwhelming trying to decipher which pieces of information are most critical. While working with Realtors and staging many different homes (in various conditions) this is what Iâve learned are the most imperative when attempting a successful stage.
Eliminate the Clutter: Clear surfaces allow potential buyers to better envision themselves in the space. Leave a few decorative items out so the home doesnât look barren but keep it to a minimum. Remember to tuck away any personal framed pictures as well.
Create Traffic Flow: We all make adjustments to our homes to better fit our way of living. Although the coat rack by the kitchen door might seem practical for your family, a potential buyer might see it as a hindrance. Creating flow from room to room will make the home feel more spacious. Although itâs good to have furniture showcase the potential of each room, too much can create constriction. Make sure you find a nice balance.
Keep it Clean: Nothing turns people off faster from a property than a messy home. Although cleaning is easy and inexpensive, itâs one of the most common complaints that agents hear when showing properties. Remember to clean your way out of the home when you leave. Sometimes something as simple as a gob of toothpaste or collection of dust bunnies can turn off the more particular patrons coming through for a tour.
Keep it Neutral: Design is extremely subjective. Even though you think your openness to bright colours is a plus, buyers may be overwhelmed by your paint choices. If you have the time and budget, itâs always a good idea to neutralize any walls with extremely bright palettes. Not only will it make a big difference to the room but, itâs a great way to freshen up an older space.
Light it Up: Everything looks better with lighting! Remember to turn on every lamp, and overhead light before leaving the home over to the realtor for showings. Make sure you open up all your window coverings to showcase your home to itâs best potential. The more sunlight the better!
Be sure that youâve covered all of your bases before placing the âFor Saleâ sign up on the front lawn. It will dramatically affect the amount of time your home sits on the market preventing a stale property. Should you feel too busy or overwhelmed, remember weâre only a click away from helping!