Effective Staging Strategies for Your Home

Dated: April 7 2021

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Effective Staging Strategies for Your Home

When selling your home, it is important to have it looking its best. Home staging helps to highlight your home’s best features, while ensuring that the property looks well-maintained, so that you can make the best possible impression on potential buyers.

Home staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in the space. By putting in the effort to stage your home, you can make your property more desirable and sell it faster

If you are looking to sell your home, here are some tips to help you stage your space most effectively:

1. Have a minimalist mindset

Clutter and personal effects can distract a buyer from seeing the true potential of your home. Before you start showing your property, take the time to remove clutter and personal items. Take down all of your photos, put away extra clothes and knick knacks, and leave only simple decor in your rooms.

A potential buyer will have a harder time seeing themselves in your space if it appears as though you still live there. Instead of creating a homey feel, go for a sleek, modern style in your space. Style the room in a way that helps potential buyers see how the space could be used without making it appear lived in.

If you are able, you should also repaint colourful rooms with a more neutral colour palette to make the space more crisp and bright. Create a blank slate for the new home buyers to start with so that their vision won’t be restricted by what you have done with the room.

2. Prioritize relevant rooms

Staging is great, but it can be a lot of work to stage your whole house. The best strategy is to prioritize the most important rooms in your home: the living room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom. Spend the most time on these spaces, as they are the ones buyers will be most interested in. If a guest room receives a little less attention, that is not likely to have an impact on the sale of your home.

3. Do a deep clean

You obviously want to make sure your home is clean before you show it to potential buyers. But there are a lot of little details that can be easily overlooked in a basic clean that might need attention when you’re staging your home. Make sure to scrub out the grout, wipe down the baseboards, and brush away any cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling.

A deep clean will leave your house looking impeccably tidy, which will communicate to potential buyers that you have taken very good care of the property.

4. Look after your landscaping

First impressions set the tone. The same is true when showing your home. When potential buyers arrive to view your house, the first impression they get will be based on what they see when walking up to the front door.

If your grass is uncut and your flowers are all dying, that can affect the buyer’s perception of the house. After all, if the landscaping has not been looked after, it leads the buyer to believe that the house might not have been well maintained either.

Keep the exterior of your house clean, take care of your lawn, and maybe add some fresh flower baskets to your front porch to make it bright and friendly.

5. Establish a welcoming environment

In addition to decor changes and furniture staging, there are other things that you can do to enhance a potential buyer’s experience in your home. Appeal to people’s other senses to create a complete atmosphere of comfort. Burn some scented candles or do some baking to add a fresh scent to your home (but make sure the scent isn’t overwhelming or likely to trigger any allergies). Perhaps you will also want to quietly put on upbeat music in the background.

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Paul Schnittker

Almonte has been my home for many years, and I love living and working in this community. I moved from sales to Real Estate in 2016 because I wanted to help others find their dream home here in the Ot....

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