Principles Of Home Staging
Home Staging is the art of preparing a home for market to give the best possible first impression to potential buyers, resulting in a quicker sale and higher profit. Home staging is economical and a well-proven benefit to Realtors and home owners alike. Here are some basic staging principles every home seller can use.
Become a Seller, Not a Dweller
Homeowners must make the mental shift necessary to become Sellers, not Dwellers. The way we live in our homes is different than the way we sell our homes.
Clean and De-clutter
De-cluttering is a very important principle used in home staging. Clutter is defined as those items in a room that are not necessary for its function or beauty. Clutter can be too many books, magazines, knickknacks, or accessories. With staging, only key accessories and furniture remain. The property will immediately appear more spacious and well cared for.
Appeal to the Masses
The next step is depersonalizing so the Buyers can imagine making the home their own.
This is a good time to start pre-packing all those family photos that may distract the buyer while looking at the property.
Too many painted, colored walls? Neutral tones as well as general updates will appeal to the majority of potential buyers.
Bring the light in! People are drawn to light open spaces. It’s a good time to replace burnt out recessed lights or lamp bulbs.
Through my experience and success I have tons of staging tips to offer, which I will share when you hire me to sell your home! Home staging does not have to be expensive and I can refer and arrange affordable professionals to assist with decluttering, packing items, painting, arranging for consignment pick up, etc.