Staging your home involves cleaning, rearranging the furniture, and remodeling some rooms to make them more appealing. A professional home stager offers this service at a hefty price. While you can do this by yourself, there are a few things you need to consider.
Staging is a lucrative project. Potential buyers don’t just see a structure they can live in. They see a house that will fulfill their dreams and change their lifestyle. Staging adds an emotional appeal to the home and allows you to increase its sale price and justify it.
The purpose of staging is to show buyers a semi-furnished house so they can envision themselves with their belongings. Now that you know why staging is necessary, let’s look at how to set up your house for the sale:
Less Is More
You have cleaned your house, but it still looks crowded. What can be the reason? It’s because you haven’t decluttered it. Any real estate agent will give you one piece of advice; you should declutter the house. Here are a few ways you can do this:
- Empty the coat rack
- Remove Tupperware and crockery from the pantry
- Leave only two magazines out on the coffee table where the negotiations might take place
- Do not place extra chairs around the dining table
- Have a single sofa set in the living room
- Remove your entertainment center
Focus on the Curb Appeal
The statement “the first impression is the last impression” applies to a house’s exterior. When the buyers park on the street and look at your front yard, they want to see a mowed lawn, a few wicker chairs with a table, trimmed hedges, clean pavement, etc. Apart from this, here are a few more suggestions that will enhance your curb appeal:
- Clean the gutters
- Polish the siding
- Paint the front door
- Replace your house numbers
- Add lighting
- Place a welcome mat outside the front door
Do Not Over Decorate the Kitchen
The most used room in the house is the kitchen. Those who love cooking will inspect it thoroughly, and you must be prepared for that. The first rule of staging the kitchen is that it shouldn’t look lived-in. Clean the counters, stain the marble tops, and remove any appliances in sight.
Fill up a glass bowl with fruits, and place it on the counter. To make the kitchen look more inviting, brew a fresh pot of coffee, and place a plate with cookies beside the fruit bowl.
Remove Personal Photographs
If your personal photographs are on display, buyers will be more interested in seeing them rather than the house’s features. It’s just the curiosity in them. So, remove anything personal from trophies to figurines, etc. You can leave the artwork in it is place.
Fill the Space With Potted Plants
Decorating a room with furniture is a big No-No of staging. All rooms must be sparsely furnished. For example, the dining room should only have a table and six chairs, the bedroom should have a bed and side tables, the guest room should have a bed and side tables, etc.
This way, the rooms will have plenty of empty space. Fill them with potted plants of all sizes. Make sure not to overcrowd the rooms. The look you are going for is fresh.
These were our five simple tips on staging your house to increase its sale price.
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