Staging a home can drastically improve a buyer’s decision to purchase. When potential buyers enter an empty house they might find it difficult to picture how their own furniture could fit into the home, or they might not be able to visualize the true size of a space. Even worse, the flaws within your home, such as scuffed floors, chipped paint, or other small imperfections instantly stand out without furniture to distract the buyer. Home staging is a simple way to boost your home’s value and sell it faster.
If you’re wondering where to start when staging your home or don’t think you can do it on your own, you have a couple of options to work with. Hiring a professional to assist you in your staging is a great way to ensure that the furniture will be tastefully styled and visually appealing. Professional home stagers will either use your already available furniture or there are several companies that have their own furniture ready to rent out and set up for you. If you choose to stage a home by yourself, you should minimize the amount of non-essential items in the room. Anything that adds clutter, such as personal items or extra papers should be out of sight when showing the home. Another tip to keep in mind is to give every room a purpose.
When a potential buyer walks into a home they should be able to picture how a room could function within their own lives. Staging the room as an office, home gym, or reading room could demonstrate potential options. Lastly, buyers want to feel as if they can customize the home to their own tastes and also not have to put in large amounts of work on the house after they move in.
Having too many bright and loud colors on the walls might turn the buyer off; choosing to neutralize wall colors is a smart decision. When staging without the help of a professional, it’s important to remember that the furniture and colors within a room should help improve the space and highlight its unique aspects, instead of cramping it and making it appear smaller and cluttered.
Whether you use a professional or work on your own, staging your home is always a good choice. Home staging adds value to the home and allows buyers to mentally move-in and easily visualize how their personal furniture could be formatted within the home. Homes that have been staged are proven to sell faster and for a higher value than houses that are similar, but empty. Staged homes sell at an average of 10% higher than homes that have not been staged.
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Below: Examples of Staged Homes I have Listed & Staged