How To Stage Your Home For Sale
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When it comes to selling your home, condo, or apartment in today’s market, you may need a little help to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Staging your home can make a huge difference when trying to sell your home for as much as possible, as fast as possible. By staging your home, you are making your house look its best so that potential buyers can picture themselves living in it. Here are a few steps you can take when staging your home for sale to make it stand out from the other spaces on the market.
Declutter your space
Since the point of staging is to get buyers to visualize themselves living in your space, you want to make that picture as pleasant as possible. A messy space will not only make it harder for potential buyers to get a feel for the space, but it makes the space less appealing. Buyers are less likely to want to picture themselves living in a space if its a mess. Before you stage your space, whether using your own furniture or bringing in new, make sure your space in neat and orderly. This will make the staging process much easier and more effective.
Rent or rearrange your furniture
If your furniture is old and outdated, you may want to rent furniture for the time being. Removing your furniture and replacing it with more visually appealing pieces will add a lot of value to the space. That being said, if you don’t choose to go that route and want to use your own furniture, make sure you have it arranged in a strategic way to make the space feel more open and roomy. The goal is to make the space feel larger with the furniture, not to throw in nice pieces and hope for the best. That being said, staging may include taking some pieces of your furniture away to further declutter the space. It is important that during this time you are focused on what the buyers want to see and not what works best for you. Whichever option you go with, you just need to make sure the furniture fits and adds to the space. This way, when people search for Edmonton real estate, your beautifully furnished space stands out among the rest.
Stage important rooms first
Although staging your entire space would be ideal, sometimes it is unrealistic. Staging can be time consuming and often times costly, so if you can’t stage your entire home, make sure you at least stage the important spaces. When looking to purchase a new home, buyers are often concerned with the common spaces like the kitchen and living room and their personal space, which would be the bedroom. Ensuring that these three spots are staged beautifly will help you sell your space much faster.
Don’t forget the small stuff
Often times when people are staging their homes, they forget small details that can really add to the space. One of the biggest spots sellers forget to stage is the outside of the space, specifically in stand alone homes. Curb appeal is a huge selling point for buyers, so making sure the space is well kept and beautifully decorated is crucial. Another area where sellers often slack is in decorations. Beautiful, well placed furniture is very important, but art, fresh flowers, and other decor add a personal touch to the space that will make it feel less like a house and more like a home.