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2016-09-30 15:34:32
How to Stage Your Home to Get Ready to Sell

Preparing your home to go on the market can be a long and tiring task. From finding the perfect real estate agent to starting the packing process to staging your home for potential buyers, there is a lot to do! I know it can all seem overwhelming – this is where I come in. I know hiring a professional stager is an expense that most would rather not spend the money on…So, I’ve compiled a couple of tips to help you stage your home to get ready to sell!

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Banish clutter – As the homeowner, I know it can be hard to picture your home without all of your knick knacks and family pictures…but, when selling your home, it is important to present potential homebuyers with a “blank canvas” of your home. A “blank canvas” allows potential homebuyers to picture their personal items in the empty spaces. Before placing your home on the market, consider packing up all of your personal items and clutter throughout your entire home. Consult your Realtor® if you are unsure of what items should stay and which should go.

Create a balanced space – To achieve a balanced space in your home, consider painting adjacent rooms the same color. Painting rooms the same color gives them the illusion of being larger than they actually are. To make them seem even bigger, paint the rooms the same color as your drapery!

Opt for neutral and appealing – Use neutral paint and fabric colors with subtle pops of color throughout your rooms. Bold colors can be overwhelming to potential buyers.

Repurpose – Don’t go out and buy expensive items to stage you home if you have items lying around that can be used. For example, if you have old wood, repurpose it to be used for shelving or a headboard. Get creative!

Play musical furniture – Just because your home’s furniture was set up one way doesn’t mean it won’t look better another. Consider moving your furniture around to make the space appear as large as possible.

Revamp the kitchen – If you’re considering renovating your home before placing it on the market, I would start with the kitchen. Nowadays, homebuyers look for a completely updated kitchen. This includes stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and well-maintained cabinets.

Update bathrooms – While bathrooms are not as important as the kitchen, they are one that most buyers would prefer to see updated. If yours is not updated, don’t go too crazy! To save money, reglaze your bathroom tile and consider updating the vanities and light fixtures. Also, clean the grout in your floor and bath/shower tile.

While it is not absolutely necessary to stage your home for potential homebuyers, it can lead to a faster and more lucrative sale of your home.

Please let me know if you have any questions on how to stage your home to get ready to sell. Happy staging!

 

Resources:

https://www.hgtv.com/shows/designed-to-sell/15-secrets-of-home-staging-pictures

https://www.hgtv.com/shows/designed-to-sell/12-simple-home-staging-tips-pictures

 

 
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