Home Staging Tips

10 Home Staging tips that are sure to drive offers

When your’re selling your home, It’s important to remember you have to appeal to a wide variety of potential buyer(s). Depersonalizing and decluttering are essential!  Staging is for selling not dwelling.  Your personal style may be awesome and unique.  However, it may not be your potential buyer’s style.  Appealing to the widest range of buyers possible will get your home sold fast and for top dollar.

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Know who you are marketing to.  Millennials dominate the market right now and they want a move in ready space that’s already updated. The new generation of homeowners is less likely to want a fixer upper or projects. They’re busy and want to be able to move right in.

Get your home sold with these 10 Home Staging Tips.

1.PAINT

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Paint is the EASIEST and cheapest way to freshen up your homes interior.  Remember, buyers want to imagine THEIR lives in your home and should not be turned off by a wall color.   Therefore, you should avoid deep saturated colors and choose light neutrals that appeal to a greater mass of people.

Here is a list of Benjamin Moore’s most popular neutral paint colors.

2.DEPERSONALIZE

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Depersonalizing your home is so important and helps potential buyers visualize their own life there. We recommned swapping your family photos and eclectic knick knacks for neutral and scenic art and rugs. Its also a great way to start emotionally detaching yourself from your home. This will make the moving and packing process much easier.

3.DECLUTTER

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Small groupings of appropriate decor and styling are best.  Make sure they make sense to the space. Faux plants and books are some of our go-to accessories that work in almost any space.  Remember you are selling your home not your decor!

4.CLEAN

While cleaning may seem obvious,  it can easily get overlooked! It’s time to dust under the furniture and remove any cob webbs from the chandelier! Get your free cleaning checklist here.

5.GO NEUTRAL

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An important aspect of selling your home is taking a look at your furnishings as they can impact the sale of your home.  Outdated, bulky, or bold furniture can easily distract buyers from the beautiful architecture and unique features of a home.  If you have a bold colorful rug, that might be all a potential buyer can focus on and they may miss out on the gorgeous hardwood floors and big bay window.

6.GET PROFESSIONAL MLS PHOTOS

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Nowadays everything starts online.   As a result, potential buyers are going to browse through sites like Zillow, Redfin, etc.  If you don’t wow them with MLS photos you are missing out on the chance to have them walk through the door.  Photos start around $250 per shoot and it truly makes a WORLD of difference.

7.OPTIMIZE FURNITURE LAYOUT

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Symmetrical arrangements usually work best.  Pull furniture off the walls and create an inviting conversation area.

8.BOOST CURB APPEAL

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First impressions are everything!  If you’ve done your job, you’ve enticed buyers with your stunning MLS photos.  When buyers arrive, make sure the first glimpse of your homes exterior is just as beautiful as the inside!  Here are some quick tips to spruce up your curb appeal.

9.THINK ABOUT THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC

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The flow of traffic refers to the way people move through a space as they pass through.  It’s important to keep the pathways  clear and flowing from room to room.   For a comfortable walking path a minimum clearance of 3′ is recommended.
Don’t overlook corners, or the walls at the top of the stairs, or other areas that will grab people’s attention from a distance and keep them moving forward throughout the whole house

10.WHEN IN DOUBT, TAKE IT OUT

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While you do want to strike a harmonious balance between clean and lived-in, less is always more when it comes to staging.

 

 

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