How to Stage Your Home for Listing

How to Stage Your Home for Listing


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So you have decided to sell your home, congratulations! Perhaps you are selling to move to a new city or you wish to purchase a larger home. Whatever the case may be, you want to prepare your home in the right way so it will appeal to the most buyers. To do this, your home will need to be staged properly. Any home owner that has never sold a home does not know how much work actually goes in to preparing the home for sale. Below are a few quick tips on how you can stage your home to listing, appealing to the masses so your home can sell quickly.

Decluttering

The first step is to declutter the home. Remove any personal photos and use very little décor. You want to appeal to every individual that enters your home. This means removing as much of your personal items and possible and making each room appear large and inviting. Real estate agents will recommend that you clean up and pack up as much as you can to leave the rooms sparse but furnished. A living room should be staged for entertaining and include seating, tables and a television. Avoid keeping any items that may not belong in a space. For example, if you have children, keep their toys limited to their room to avoid clutter in other spaces.

Tone It Down

Take a look at the paint colors of your rooms once the decluttering process is complete. Is your home painted in a neutral palette? If not, you may want to consider repainting in neutral tones. By spending just a little money, potential buyers will be able to see the space as their own. Most buyers can be turned off by garish colors as they do not have the ability to see the space for what it could be. You want the buyers to see themselves in your home. To achieve this, light colors such as beige or gray should be used to show off the space and not distract buyers.

Make It Fresh

You want the home to feel fresh and inviting. Use scents such as linen or freshly baked cookies to entice buyers to a homey feel in your home. By providing certain scents, staying away from overpowering smells, you will be able to create an ambience in the home that can be enjoyed during the tour and help the potential buyer see your home as a space they could call their own.

Don’t Forget Landscaping

The outside of your home is the first area that the buyer will see. This first impression is very important. Do not forget to take care of the landscaping of your home. Be sure the yard is neat and tidy with weeds pulled and the grass cut. Consider repainting the front door or shutters if you notice any chipped paint or just to give your home a fresh new look.

By following these steps, you can rest easy knowing that your home has the best shot at being sold. Take time to prepare your home so you can appeal to the masses, hopefully seeing a quick sale of your home!

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