Staging Your House

Reduce Your Home’s Days on the Market with the Help of Home Staging

As you are placing your residence on the market, consider a proven way to sell your house: well-planned home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If your goal is to sell your home quickly, consider a well thought out approach to home staging.

Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging focuses on your home’s presentation to buyers while showing off the characteristics of your home with thoughtfully placed furnishings and artwork so that your home looks as if it’s more spacious and buyers can envision their lives in your home.

Preparing your property to sell shouldn’t be thought of as an annoying experience. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we’ll work to get a high offer for your home’s sale. So, for fewer days on the market, start with these house staging tips:

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is your only chance to create a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers create their first opinion of your home and how you perform regular maintenance. Understanding this assists us in determining what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your home’s exterior isn’t up to par with touched up paint and blooming greenery, it’s time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house’s final selling price. Curb Appeal Checklist

Make yourself at home…

Does your house seem to say, “Hello From Your New Welcome Home” to a buyer? Looking through your home with a critical eye, we’ll advise you of changes that enhance Open House appeal. We’ll suggest that you put in storage items that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. We can help you simplify the decor of your house. Unsightly or dirty spots make your home feel less spacious, and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves calling your property “home”.

We’ll review each room of your home. We’ll note the pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively impact the sale.

We’ll make sure your home is neutral and that it’s friendly, steering clear of “offensive” or “can’t-work-with” colors on the walls and furniture. And if you’ve already moved out, you can think about borrowing furnishings. The goal is for your house to look homey as opposed to uninhabited. Welcome Home Checklist

Setting the Stage

We will tell you when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the improvements mesh together to create a picture of what buyers can expect after they close on your house. Brightening up each room is of major importance, so we’ll do things like open curtains and change light bulbs where needed to show off your house. Together we’ll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a delightful scent circulates throughout your house. We will include cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your chairs and bed. Buyers should feel like your house has the potential to be their home.