B's Blogs February 27, 2023

Staging 101

Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may want to consider staging it. Staging is when you prepare your home for sale by making it look its best. This can be a great way to increase your home’s value and get top dollar from buyers. Plus, it can help your home sell faster. Not sure how to stage your home? Keep reading for some helpful tips.

For buyers and sellers, staging a home is an incredibly smart move. According to the National Association of Realtors, 25% of all sellers paid to have their homes staged before putting them on the market. But this investment pays off — buyers made offers 1-10% higher for homes that were staged, making it a great return on a relatively minor outlay. What’s more, 77% of buyers said that staging the home helped them visualize what the home would look like with their belongings in place. Plus, 40% of buyers said that staging even made them more likely to want to come in person and view the house! Staging can work wonders when it comes to helping buyers create an emotional connection with a prospective home.

Selling a home can be a challenge, but staging your home correctly can help you get top value for it. With just a few simple staging tips and tricks, you’ll in no time have potential buyers interested in your property. Paint the walls with a neutral color to make the space feel more generic and amenable to different tastes. Declutter each room of heavy furniture and drawers so that potential buyers can better envision their life in their new homes. Take down old window treatments, remove photos, and spruce up your entrance with a fresh doormat and welcoming flowers or greenery. Make sure all windows are sparkling clean as well, and don’t forget to power wash the sidewalks or garage if applicable! Create an inviting smell with scented candles – nothing too strong though! Lastly, change some of your light bulbs to brighten up the space and lay down some fresh mulch and plants outside depending on seasonality. These staging steps will make it much easier for you to get top value when selling your home!

Are you looking to get your home ready for the market? Look no further, I’m here to help! With my free staging consultation, I can give you personalized advice on how best to showcase your lovely property. Together, we’ll walk through your house noting the features that should be emphasized, as well as which areas may need some extra attention. From small changes like rearranging furniture to more cost-effective solutions such as room painting and curating pieces of art – no matter what it takes – let’s get your home looking its best and ready for potential buyers. Contact me today if you’re interested in a free staging consultation; I look forward to hearing from you!