Staging your home is one of the many ways you can entice prospective buyers to your property. More than just tidying the place, home staging allows people to imagine what it’s like to live in the space. Here are five tips that will help you stage your home effectively.
- Take note of your target market.
Dress up your property with your target demographic in mind. If your property is located in a family-friendly neighborhood, stage your home to appeal to that market. If your property is located in a trendy area with a high influx of young professionals, the best way to stage your property is to dress it up in a way that caters to that market. The same can be said if you’re planning on selling your home to baby boomers looking to downsize or retire.
- Detach yourself from the property.
Cutting emotional ties to the property should be done during the early stages of the home selling process. By detaching yourself, you’ll be able to stage the home to appeal to other people, not to your personal preferences. It’s important to de-personalize the property to allow interested buyers to imagine themselves in the home. Additionally, cutting ties to the property allows for an overall easier selling process. Remember that you’re setting the property up for its next owner.
- Choose the appropriate furniture.
Highlight and accentuate the property’s best features or hide its flaws by choosing the right furniture. Remember that in home staging, you’re showcasing the property’s strengths and downplaying its weaknesses. Stay away from large furniture for smaller rooms. Leave enough space for interested buyers and their companions to weave in and out of the rooms. If the property has an open space floor plan, use this to your advantage and highlight how prospective buyers can easily dress up the space according to their preferences and lifestyles.
- Don’t forget to make necessary repairs.
Home staging is more than making the property aesthetically pleasing to buyers. Take time before the sale to take care of repairs and upgrades. Home buyers are more drawn to homes that are well taken care of. Besides, doing minor upgrades and even renovations can even increase the value of the property. Some of the things you can do include repainting the whole property, re-caulking the tub, updating indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, and replacing door knobs.
You can also go above and beyond and deal with existing structural issues. Have the home properly inspected for leaks and other significant damage that might affect the sale. It’s best to deal with such problems early to avoid stress and even disputes.
- Create an experience.
Instead of just showing your property’s best assets, stage your home in a way that creates a positive experience for prospective buyers. This ties in well if you’re catering to a specific demographic or lifestyle. Create a mood and make the whole house as welcoming as possible. Interested buyers will surely talk about your property even after the open house.
Home staging is a fun way to sell your home. If you’d like to learn more, get in touch with us today at 863-294-7000.