Best Home Staging Tips

 

Home staging is the art of preparing a home for sale in the real estate marketplace by making it appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, ideally to sell faster and for more money.  The idea is to make your home seem cleaner and newer, larger and generally more appealing.

Make your home seem cleaner and newer by:

  • Painting, or at the very least doing some touch-ups
  • Making sure the house smells fresh
  • Cleaning the floors thoroughly, sanding and polishing the wood floors where necessary
  • Cleaning or replacing the carpeting
  • Replacing any burnt light bulbs
  • Cleaning the air vents
  • Cleaning the ceiling fan blades and the chandeliers
  • Making sure all kitchen cupboards are neat and tidy, especially under the sink
  • Removing any lingering pet odors
  • Making minor repairs where needed
  • Cleaning all the windows

Make your home more appealing by:

  • Removing all family pictures
  • Hiding all personal souvenirs
  • Storing all tools
  • Hiding all children’s toys and drawings
  • Brightening up the house by using stronger light bulbs
  • Repainting in neutral colours
  • Adding touches of color in your choices of throws, surface area rugs, cushions and plants
  • Displaying new, white towels in the bathroom
  • Hiding all bathroom personal effects such as hairbrushes, curling irons and hair dryers

Make your home seem larger by:

  • Storing all excess furniture
  • Decluttering hallway and bedroom closets
  • Rearranging furniture
  • Storing all out-of-season clothing
  • Hiding kitchen counter appliances
  • Removing the central panel of dining room and kitchen tables

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