Preparation and presentation are the keys to selling faster and for a better price when you’re putting your house on the market. Home staging, however, doesn’t have to be a costly or time-consuming process. This is especially true if your house is already in good shape. Here are some expert home staging tips you can do for yourself that will help your home sell faster and for more money.
This is not the time to experiment with a “fun”-looking lime green. That doesn’t mean you have to go all white, either. Rich mid-tone neutrals like mocha and “greige” are great for creating a sophisticated backdrop. It makes everything look more pulled together.
Symmetrical arrangements in the living room usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls. Try using pairs of sofas, chairs, or lamps to create an inviting area for conversation.
The dining room is often the one not decorated the home. A large dining table can look bare and uninviting between meals. Style it up with visitors in mind to increase the appeal. An oversize arrangement can look stiff and formal. Try lining up a couple of smaller vessels down the center of the table instead.
A clean, tailored master bedroom, free of personal items and clutter appeals to everyone and should be part of everyone’s home staging tips. There is no way to go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed.
Open-house visitors will look inside your closets. Closet space tends to be a make-it-or-break-it selling point for buyers. Show yours off to their full advantage. Clear out the excess stuff in there. Again, this is one of the really important home staging tips. Even if you need to store a few boxes elsewhere, it will be worth it. Your goal is to have 20 to 30 percent open space in each closet. This gives the impression of spaciousness.
Do you have a spare bedroom that being used as a dumping ground for odd pieces of furniture and boxes of junk? If that’s the case, it’s time to clean up your act. Each room needs to have a clearly defined purpose. What would potential buyers like to see here? Maybe an office, a guest room or another kids’ room. Make a real room out of your junk room. It will have a big payoff whether you buy inexpensive furnishings, rent them, or borrow some from friends.
Try to find a unique way to show off a room beneath the stairs, a nook, or alcove. These awkward spots become another selling point by setting up:
You can pique curiosity and keep potential buyers interested during the house tour by place something that draws the eye:
You can draw the eye with:
These home staging tips will help you get your home ready to sell. Please give us a call for more tips as well as our expert advice on selling your home quickly and for the most money.