Tips for Staging Your Home for a Quick Sell
Not sure how to stage your home so that it is appealing to potential buyers? No worries, at Oak City Properties, we got you covered. Whether you are selling a home in Raleigh or across the county in a different time zone, appearance is everything! The best way to get your home ready for the market is to tap into the home’s potential by showing it in the best light possible.
So, how do you do that? Staging your home is one way to make sure that you put your best foot forward, or I guess, your home’s best foot forward ??. Take a look at some of our tips for staging your home.
Remove excess furniture and clutter
Step one of staging your home is to get each room clean, organized, and decluttered. By reducing the clutter and furniture in each room, your home will begin to open up and feel more comfortable and spacious to potential buyers. Try to prune down items that will distract from the aspects of your home that you fell in love with in the first place. More than likely, a potential buyer will gravitate towards the things you liked the most about your home, and by decluttering, you are giving them full access to what makes your home amazing.
Also, think about depersonalizing your home so that the potential buyers can envision themselves in the space. If a buyer is inundated with pictures of your family or a bathroom counter full of your personal hygiene routine, they may not be able to see themselves in the home and get distracted by the elements that make the home yours. The key is to make the buyer see themselves interacting and living with the home on a personal level.
Neutralize your home
Neutralizing your home is something that can be done even on a budget. Start by purchasing neutral paint colors for the walls of your home. Focus on the rooms that have vibrant, personalized colors. Yes, your daughter may love her bright purple bedroom, but will a potential buyer? When painting and neutralizing your home, make sure to also address any scuffs or imperfections on the wall. A newly painted room can go a long way to attracting potential buyers.
When neutralizing your home, it may be a good idea to also:
- Keep the color and style consistent throughout the home and in every room
- Try to incorporate white bedding, sheets, and towels into the space to create a spa feel
- Place a few live houseplants in your home to create a pop of natural color
- Buy neutral throw pillows to update the room and brighten the space
Focus on the rooms that count
The kitchen, bathrooms, and master bedroom are where you should spend most of your time and money when staging the home. In the master bedroom, create a soothing space where the new homeowner can escape the realities of life. Make the space inviting, clean, and stylish. Think about using solid white bedding and layered pillows to make the potential homeowner feel like they are in a luxury resort.
Stage the bathrooms by removing floor rugs and adding thick, white fluffy towels. The key is to transform your bathrooms into a spa-like ambiance that any potential home buyer will love and embrace. In the kitchen, think about updating your cabinet hardware for something more modern, but also budget-friendly. When making these staging upgrades, make sure to purchase items that you will enjoy, but don’t go bold or eccentric with your choices.
Visit second-hand stores to find low-cost options
Staging your home doesn’t have to be about redecorating or redefining your space through brand-name purchases. The key is to neutralize your home while also incorporating accent pieces that will help to design an inviting space. Be creative when staging your home by finding pieces at the local thrift stores and clearance racks to accent the positives of your home. Staging your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Let in the light
No one likes a dark home. A great (and free) way to stage your home is to let the sun do the work. To do this, take down any unnecessary window treatments and blinds to allow as much natural light into the home as possible. If you have a room that is rather dark, incorporate artificial light through matching lamps or accent lighting. The key is to make your home feel wide, open, and appealing to all.
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