Planning to sell your home soon? To sell your home quickly and get your asking price, it’s imperative that you prepare your home for showings with staging. However, deciding to stage your home doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget. If you don’t have the time or budget to hire professional stagers, try our easy staging tips to get your home ready to hit the market!
1. Boost your home’s curb appeal
Want to make a great first impression on potential buyers before they step inside your home? Boost your home’s curb appeal! Move your potted plants and cute décor to your yard or porch to make your home look great from the street. Potential buyers passing by or arriving at your home will immediately receive a great first impression if your home looks great on the outside.
2. Clear out the clutter
If there’s anything we’ve noticed while watching all those reruns on HGTV, it’s that most staged homes leave little out in the open. In fact, many of them don’t look lived in at all. While that seems unrealistic, it’s actually the point. Buyers will want to see if they can see themselves in your home – something that’s harder to do with clutter in every corner. Find the perfect balance between clean and lived-in, even if it means you have to store some of that clutter in the closet or under the bed for now.
3. Rearrange your furniture
While your current furniture arrangement may be designed for comfort and your family’s lifestyle, you’ll want to stage spaces in your home to reflect an open, inviting space – even if it doesn’t suit your current style. Try rearranging your furniture to create a space that looks larger and inviting. Many stagers and designers suggest that symmetrical arrangements work well in most homes. Pair furniture together to create a space that invites conversation and gathering.
4. Style your tables and countertops
Although countertops and tabletops cleared of clutter look clean, they may also appear bare to buyers. Incorporate décor, such as formal place settings or centerpieces to your dining table and accent your kitchen counters and island with decorative pieces. Décor can include anything from vases, flowers, to an indoor herb garden!
5. Brighten your home with the natural light
Don’t let potential buyers see your home in the dark. The spring and summer are optimal seasons to let natural light brighten your home in gorgeous ways. If your home is ready to hit the market, pull back those curtains and shades and let the light in! If your home doesn’t have many windows, head to your local home improvement store to find the best lighting type for your home.
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