Updated: Apr 22
So, you’ve heard that staging your home is essential if you want to sell your home faster and for more money... but you’re wondering, “Where do I start with home staging?”
Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place!
The goal of staging your home is to get buyers to make an offer on your home by impressing them with its appearance so they begin to envision themselves living there. Plus, staged homes typically sell for 6% above asking price compared to non-staged homes.
So without further ado, let’s dive into today’s post! You’ll learn the 5 MUST-KNOW tips when it comes to staging your home for selling, making potential buyers fall in love with the home, and using what you have as your #1 asset. Let’s begin with tip number one…
TIP 1: COLOR
Color is essential when it comes to staging your home. It is no secret that a color can make or break a design, so we advise sticking with warm, neutral colors.
Lighter shades are not only more attractive to the eyes, but it helps buyers to visualize their own household items in the house. Take a look at the image below, to see what we mean!
As you can tell, the bright and neutral shade of this beautiful dining room really shows off the space as well as the home's original built-in china cabinets.
TIP 2: DEPERSONALIZATION AND DE-CLUTTERING
When staging a home it is so important to take out your personal stuff from your house. They distract home buyers during the inspection of your property.
We love how this bookshelf still looks warm and inviting, but doesn't immediately look like you are looking through someone else's stuff.
TIP 3: FURNITURE PLACEMENT
When staging a home for sale, furniture placement is one of the key design considerations to keep in mind. Staging is all about improving home aesthetics and is one of the easiest ways to enhance the look, feel, and flow of a room is by optimizing the placement of the furniture.
Place minimal furniture in your home in order to showcase the large space to potential buyers. By doing this easy and free task, you can make a HUGE difference in your space!
Doesn't this master bedroom look huge without additional furniture or personal items?
TIP 4: EMOTIONAL CUES
As you can tell, there are a lot of ways you can effectively stage your home to snag the attention of potential buyers, but there are often a few extra things you can do to really engage the senses of your guests.
If you're hoping for an instant offer and are pulling out all the stops to sell your home, here are some emotional cues you can add to engage visitors. Help buyers to emotionally connect with your home by decorating it with candles and flowers. Adding some beautiful and unique flowers can really make a room feel alive and welcoming.
TIP 5: MAINTENANCE
Make your house looks clean and smell nice. People don't want to stumble into your house with clutter everywhere.
In addition, try to complete any home improvement project you are carrying out on your property.
Doesn't this kitchen look sparkling clean, and ready for a new family to make it their home?
Successfully staging a home doesn't have to be difficult. Using these 5 tips to stage your home can go a long way towards making an even better impression!
We know that this is a LOT to implement, so we created a free Home Staging Checklist, which highlights every single step you need to complete to get the best results.
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Now leave a comment below and tell me: what is your biggest struggle when it comes to staging your home?
Can't wait to hear from you!