If you've been following us for a while, we have given you many tips on what to do to get the best value for home staging.
However, mistakes are common. That's why today we are going over the most common mistakes to avoid when staging your home.
1. Don't Over Personalize your Home Decorating
When it’s time to sell your home, one of the number one things we recommend doing is our personalizing your home. Your personal interior design choices could potentially turn off potential buyers.
Even if you like bright colorful spaces, not everyone feels the same. That's why it is essential to create a neutral look that appeals to a whole variety of buyers, so they can envision themselves living there!
The same goes for personal photos, collections, or anything else that is similar to being displayed in your house. The basic idea is that when buyers enter your home, they should be able to see clean lines and a welcoming home environment. Also, buyers may not be able to say exactly what it is that they like, but they can easily pinpoint what they don't!
2. Don't Try to Stage your Home Fast and Cut Corners
Many home sellers may try to 'overstage' their homes to sell it faster, but it can often lead to a few slip-ups. For instance, throwing a bunch of pillows everywhere can often be a distraction from the space.
Similarly, overusing artificial scents you bought from the store can be a turn off to some buyers. Look to using one light scent and if possible and weather permitting, try opening up the windows to let some fresh air in!
3. Home staging is not always about major renovations
Investing your dollars smartly can go a long way in achieving the desired, updated look. Sometimes simple, little things like replacing the hardware, light fixtures, door handles, painting the walls a neutral color can go a long way.
4. Call in the Pros
Professional home stagers (like Stone House) or interior designers charge by the scope of the work, it really depends on the size and scale of the work involved.
Most stagers will work on one room at a time, then bring in other furnishings and accessories to create a cohesive look.