One of the great benefits of working with an experienced realtor is that they know how to appeal to buyers. A key element in this appeal is staging your home. If you are listing without a realtor, or your realtor does not offer staging services, don’t let that discourage you! Follow these steps, and the rest of the list, to successfully stage your home.
1. Removing Clutter and Excess Furniture
Most of us use more furniture than is currently trendy in home design. Norwegian minimalism is on trend. Focus on reducing clutter, and eliminating furniture. You may have to adjust to these changes, but they can make all the difference, particularly in bedrooms and living areas. You’ll present what a more open and roomy environment.
2. Focus on Important Rooms
The entryway, the living room, the family room, the kitchen, the master bedroom. These are essential to potential buyers. Focus your efforts primarily, at least at first, on staging these rooms. All rooms matter, but the most important should be treated as such.
3. Rearrange the Furniture
If the arrangement of your furniture feels stale and boring, it may look that way to others as well. Consider changing the arrangement to play up features of the room, to deemphasize weaknesses, and to appear more spacious and open.
4. Don’t Neglect the Outside
All your staging efforts will fall short if no one comes into the house. Make sure your lawn is mowed, your paint isn’t chipping, your curb is clean, and so on. “Curb appeal” matters. You will bring people in only in the numbers in which you attract them, so make your home look attractive inside and out!
5. Focus on Light
Your home should present as bright and clean. Open the blinds and curtains, turn on the lights, replace dead bulbs, and add new lights as necessary. If the home feels dark and dingy no one will be enticed to buy.
As you go through the process of selling your home, you should also consider what you want in a new home. You may find that learning what you want will help you make your home more attractive to potential buyers. At Perry Homes we are committed to providing beautiful custom and prebuilt homes in Southern Utah. Come see us today to find out what we have to offer you and your family.