Staging your home is essential in today’s Real Estate market. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to stage your home, just use the quick Tips below, and you’ll reap the benefits. It has been proven that staged homes sell faster and for money than those homes not staged.
Tips for staging the interior of your home.
Take a good look at your house room, by room. Paint any room that needs painting. Clean carpets, draperies & windows. You want your home to show like a model.
Clear all unnecessary objects (eg., knick knacks, personal family pictures, etc.) from furniture throughout your house. Limit decorative items to 3 per grouping. If an object overwhelms a table or area, remove it.
Rearrange or remove some of the furniture in your home. Less furniture will make the room appear larger. You’ll want a clear path through all your rooms, so the buyer can walk through with ease while viewing your home.
Clear unnecessary or unused items from your kitchen counters. If you use an item daily, make room on a shelf below the item to store it after use.
Remove magnets, pictures, messages from your refrigerator & wipe down all appliances, so they are “finger print” free.
Reduce the number of pictures on your walls. If a picture is one of personal nature, it is always best to remove it. Patch & paint the walls as needed.
Keep only necessary items in the bathrooms that you use daily. Store these items in a decorative basket in the vanity below and take it out only when needed. Coordinate towels in one or two colors only. Wipe down shower stall & counter top each morning to maintain bathroom cleanliness.
Maintain bedrooms as tidy as possible. Store clothing, shoes, etc. in closets or dressers, and make beds daily. You may want to consider updating your bedspreads or comforters prior to putting your home on the market. New bed linens show nicely in the pictures and you’ll be able to take these with you to your next home.
Tips Provided by: Kelly Malagari, ASP – Accredited Staging Real Estate Professional