It’s crucial for everything in a home to look its best when going to market. Here’s a few home staging tips.
Highlight Key Areas
Focus on key rooms. A recent NAR report stated that “the most common rooms staged included the living room (93 percent), kitchen (84 percent), master bedroom (78 percent), and the dining room (72 percent).”
Because of this, it’s not necessary to arrange smaller rooms, such as guest rooms or bathrooms. However, definitely beneficial to stage the first room prospective buyers enter.
Clear Out the Clutter
Easiest and most affordable staging tactic is to reduce the amount of clutter in each room. Clear countertops, Sell or Donate items you do not want or need and get back to open spaces.
Arrange the furniture to make everything look as open as possible. Put bulky, damaged, or mismatched furniture into storage.
Reduce the Personal Touch
Help buyers visualize the space as their own. One of the best ways to do so is by removing as much personal items from the home as possible. Family portraits, trophies, children’s toys, pet items, and that collection of Game of Thrones figurines should all be put away.
Don’t let buyers walk into a dark home. Take down heavy window hangings to allow more natural light to come in and invest in additional lighting fixtures if needed. Before showings, make sure that all of the blinds or curtains are open and turn on all of the lights. This can help make the home feel more welcoming and appear larger.
Clean home from top to bottom. Every square inch should be sparkling as it shows potential buyers that the home has been well-maintained. This is important for the homes appearance, and also can help keep the value of the home high. Ceiling fans, blinds, tops of cabinets, etc. should all be tackled before floors and baseboards. Cleaning can also reveal any areas that need a little maintenance.