In any housing market, the goal for sellers is to market their property in the best possible light that will result in a quick sale for top dollar. With the current seller’s market however, many sellers have become complacent when it comes to properly staging their homes for sale. In fact, many sellers are opting to forego the home staging process altogether. Unfortunately, not paying attention to this detail can likely result in less offers. We discuss some timeless staging tips to consider when listing your home for sale.
Staging tips with universal appeal
Oftentimes, sellers assume that proper home staging is a costly and time consuming endeavor. However, this is certainly not the case. In fact, some simple steps will go a long way in showcasing your property in the best possible light.
- Remove personal items: In addition to de-cluttering and cleaning your home, it is important to remove personal items such as family pictures, certificates, and any other personal items. While removing personal items has certain safety benefits, the goal is to allow the prospective buyers to envision themselves living in the home. In other words, you want to tap into the power of imagination for your buyers as they view the home.
- Go with neutral tones: Light and neutral paint tones throughout the interior of the home will not only make the home feel more spacious, but it will also likely appeal to more people. This is particularly the case if you have rooms with bold colors that may easily turn buyers off.
- Highlight multi-purpose rooms: With many more Americans working remotely from home, it is important to consider staging a spare bedroom as a dual purpose guest room and home office. Of course, other uses such as a fitness or yoga room may also be appealing.
- Focus on curb appeal: The exterior of the property must certainly not be overlooked. In particular, the front yard is the first impression that buyers will get from the home. It is imperative that there is attention to detail on landscaping and other exterior features of the home.
For many sellers, home staging can be an intimidating task. However, a few basic steps taken can go a long way in properly showcasing your property. As always, a local and knowledgeable real estate agent should be able to guide you throughout the home staging process. There are may steps involved when preparing a property for sale, and home staging should be incorporated in any plan.
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