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10 Staging Ideas to Sell Your Home Faster

If you’re like most home sellers, you want two things: to sell your home quickly and for the highest price possible. Staging can help you achieve both goals. Studies show that staging a home can increase offer amounts by up to 15 percent and decrease the time spent on the market by 33 to 55 percent.

Think of staging as (literally) setting a stage where potential homebuyers can imagine themselves and their belongings. That means uncluttering, cleaning, and creating a neutral background that appeals to the most people.

Here are 10 top staging tips to guide the process.

1. Clean, Clean, Clean

A clean house says that you take good care of your home. Clean your home from top to bottom when staging it to sell it. Dust every hidden corner (cupboards and closets included), scrub every countertop, clean each floor, wipe down the walls and get those windows, light fixtures, and appliances sparkling to make a good impression.

2. Remove the Clutter

Clutter distracts potential buyers from genuinely seeing your home and makes your house feel smaller. And since you’re moving soon anyway, now is the perfect time to declutter. Your goal? Clearing surfaces of knick-knacks and non-necessary items.

3. Cut Furniture by a Third

Making your home seem more spacious is critical. Consider removing about a third of the furniture and other items inside and placing them in storage while your place is on the market. This will free up space and make your home feel larger.

4. Depersonalize It

It’s challenging for potential buyers to picture themselves living in a home when they’re surrounded by personal touches, like family photos and toiletries. So, remove family photos and kids’ art from the fridge, and put the shampoo away while people are touring your house.

5. Neutral Decor

While you might love the bright blue paint in the living room, you want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. That means toning down decorating decisions. Instead, opt for warm, neutral colors.

6. Freshen With Plants

Indoor plants help a home feel fresh. Invest in a few large potted plants and place them strategically around the house. If you already have plants, trim any dead or browned foliage.

7. Good Scents

A home that smells good is more inviting. A deep cleaning helps, but pets, kids, shoes, cooking, dampness, cigarettes, trash cans, and garbage disposals can also create unpleasant aromas. Get stinky stuff out of the house and grind a lemon in the disposal before showings.

8. Light it Up

Before potential buyers tour your home, brighten it up! Open all window shades and curtains, and turn on the lights. Don’t forget to turn on the lights inside of closets, too.

9. Remember Curb Appeal

First impressions do matter, so give the outside of your home a bit of love. Clean the sidewalk, touch up peeling paint on the porch, trim the hedges, mow the grass, and plant colorful flowers before putting your home on the market.

10. Finishing Touches

Before the house hunters arrive, freshen up a bit. Throw open the windows to let in the air, burn a vanilla candle, and place fresh flowers around the house. These little touches will make your home welcoming to potential buyers.

All Set to Move

Once you sell your house using these tips, you will need help with the move. Contact us today for a free quote. We can help make the process smooth and easy.




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