How To Stage Your House To Sell

How To Stage Your House To Sell

If you want to sell your home faster, staging is a great way to do it. Staging lets buyers  imagine themselves living there. Staging is the process of arranging your furniture and decor to make a house look its best while selling. This could mean refreshing your own things, or renting furniture and items temporarily.

Here’s how to stage your house:

1. Start with understanding why you are staging

 A 2017 National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found 49 percent of buyers’ agents believe staging affects buyers’ view of your house.  77% of buyers’ agents say staging makes it easier for people to visualize the property as theirs.

2. Unclutter 

Remove knick-knacks and personal item, and don’t just put them in closets; potential buyers usually look in them, and you want your house to appear roomy. Box up spare items and get them out of the house. Make your kitchen and bathroom sparkle, and be sure to close the toilet lid before people come by. Air out your house by opening the windows, which is better than air fresheners or scented candles which can trigger allergies. Clean, clean, clean, remember if you have a pet no one is attracted to pet odor.

3. Go for a light look

Buyers typically like to see bright rooms, so your lighting is essential. Open your blinds and pull your curtains back before a showing. Make sure your light fixtures look updated and nice. If your lampshades are dingy or your fixtures are dated think about replacing them.

4. Stage important rooms first

If you don’t have the time or money to stage your whole house, some rooms are more important than others to stage. A NAR survey found the living room is the most crucial space to stage, next comes the master bedroom, followed by the kitchen.

5. Remove/rent furniture

Remove about half your furniture,  your house will look bigger and more appealing  with less furniture in it. If your furniture doesn’t look showroom-ready, you can remove it all and rent nicer, newer pieces.

6. Rearrange furniture

Once your furniture has been thinned out,  position couches, chairs, and tables away from your walls. This is a design technique called “floating” the furniture. Anchor the space with an area rug, this creates cozy and intimate spaces.

7. Curb appeal!

Some buyers won't even get out of the car to look without curb appeal.

  • Power-wash your house and walkways if they need it

  • Clean your windows

  • Is your house number is easy to read?

  • Mow the lawn and trim overgrown bushes, add mulch

  • Plant flowers

  • Put out a welcome mat and add potted plants to your porch

Contact me to help!      I LOVE staging houses and giving you ideas to make your house even more marketable, whether you are selling for yourself or need a realtor I would be happy to help you with the process.


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