Home Staging Tips

5 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there.

REMOVE CLUTTER
– Decluttering is typically the first thing we tell clients to do to prepare their homes for sale. Overflowing closets and cluttered countertops can make your house feel small and cramped.

DEEP CLEAN AND DEODORIZE
– From carpets to bathrooms to appliances, having a clean home is a MUST. If you’ve ever checked into a dirty hotel room, you can imagine how buyers can be turned off by a home that hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned.

INCREASE YOUR CURB APPEAL

– According to a 2017 report by the National Association of Realtors, 44 percent of home buyers drove by a property after viewing it online but did NOT go inside for a walkthrough. That means if your curb appeal is lacking, buyers may never make it through the door.

FRESHEN KITCHENS AND BATHS
– Kitchens and bathrooms will show better and appear larger if all items are cleared from the countertops, except for one or two decorative pieces. You should have already packed up non-essentials during your decluttering process, and the remaining items should be neatly stored in pantries and cupboards.

LIGHTEN UP – Lighting can have a drastic impact on the look and feel of a home. Few buyers seek out a dark house; most prefer one that’s light and bright. Make sure windows are clean, and open curtains and blinds to let in the maximum amount of daylight.

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