Staging a home is a crucial step in getting the property sold quickly, that’s why at Staged Interior we’ve streamlined the process to ensure you get the biggest return on your investment.
Before placing a property on the market, focus on first impressions of the home so will stand out in the buyer’s mind during a showing. Here are a few home staging tips:
Ready to “Set the Stage?”
First impressions start at the curb. In order to boost curb appeal update landscaping, refresh the paint on the front door and a pressure-wash exterior surfaces. Keep walkways clear of debris, and enhance the front entry to make it look more inviting to welcome new buyers.
Inside, focus on the key rooms of the home like the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. These spaces often “make or break” the deal for house hunters.
Light, Bright Spaces Make Sales
It’s imperative to visually open up the space of key areas of the house. Clutter in a home can drive away buyers and cut sale costs significantly if not dealt with before going to market. (To do this, you may have to schedule time to clean, organize, start to pack and throw things away.) This way, it’s easier for a potential buyer to envision themselves living in the property, and that’s more likely to result in an offer.
Paint bold colored walls with neutral paint that caters to a wide variety of personalities and styles. This can be a great tactic to appeal to anyone looking to move in. Create the illusion of higher ceilings by removing window coverings completely, or by using floor length curtain panels with the rods placed at the tops of the walls instead of just above the windows.
Open Up the Indoors
The power of a mirror can make a room look larger in smaller spaces. Mirrors will also bounce around existing light throughout the room making it appear brighter. We’re not just talking about a mirror on a wall, mirrored furniture also has the same effect.
A seller should focus on removing personal items in all areas, this includes any collectibles, headshot-style photographs, and monogrammed items. This will allow a “lived-in” look while giving the potential buyer space to envision their personal items on display. Consider finding a new place for items by looking at your existing furnishings with fresh eyes. Repurpose items throughout your home to create new arrangements, traffic patterns, and a lifestyle that home buyers will aspire to.
A buyer is also looking for storage space – so organize closets, cabinets, and drawers to display the space you have and create space you don’t!
The Heart of the Home
While kitchen renovations can get expensive, you can make smaller repairs to refresh the space. Consider replacing mismatched, older appliances with stainless steel upgrades. Can’t replace cabinetry? Try painting them white or at least updating the knobs and drawer pulls to make them appear like new.
Don’t overdo the kitchen counter space with lots of items. Instead, balance aesthetic appealing accessories like fruit, flowers or a cooking station to highlight how spacious this room really is. Also, spend extra time cleaning the kitchen, including inside appliances to make them shine for buyers.
Need help staging your property? Get more home staging tips by contacting us today to schedule a consultation, so we can become your partner in making your property look its best for potential buyers.