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Staging your Home? Try these Tips!


Posted: September 22, 2019 by Alan Tucker

How you stage your home can go a long way towards enticing prospective buyers into making an offer, so why not do the best job that you can while staging? There are countless ways to stage your home, and some methods have proven more effective than others. That said, there are a few things you can to ensure that your home will at least stand out from the crowd! With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of these tips:

 

Use Neutral Colors and Fabrics

Anytime you’re attempting to sell and stage a home, take a look at the colors and fabrics that you’re using in each room. If there are colors or fabrics that are overly vibrant or are far from a neutral color, then consider replacing these. While you may like the way these aspects of your home look, you have to consider that you’re trying to impress prospective buyers. In an age where homebuyers are more knowledgeable than ever on what they do and don’t want in a home, it’s best to be neutral where you can be. In addition, if you do find that you have replace certain aesthetics in your home—like your carpet, for example—don’t feel like you have to break the bank and buy the highest quality replacement on offer. This may seem like a strange tip, but if you spend a lot of money buying top of the line carpet that is a neutral color, you may disappointed to find that the new homebuyer intends to tear it out right after purchasing the home! Cases like this aren’t all that common, but it’s your goal to do what you can to sell the home—what the new owners decide to do with it is out of your control!

Get Creative if you Update the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in any home—and one of the biggest impressions that you can make on a prospective buyer. While trends in what sort of countertops and cabinets are popular in kitchens is constantly changing, you’ll know enough about your home to know whether or not your kitchen is incredibly outdated. If you have cabinets that are outdated, consider staining them or painting them rather than replacing them entirely. Again, you want to do what you can to make your home attractive to prospective buyers and sell your home—but you don’t have to break the bank to make that happen! In addition, if you’re tearing out dated wallpaper or repainting the walls, consider the neutral approach to what you choose to replace those things with. It’s better to provide prospective buyers with a blank slate of a home rather than one that’s be personalized for you!

Stage any Shelves or Storage Spaces within your Home

This may seem like a small thing, and it’s important to stage these areas without cluttering them! However, showing off the available space as well as any additional features of your home is key to making your home stand out! Attention to detail is what ultimately allows your home to stay fresh in the mind of the buyer, and it ensures that they remember your home when thinking about all of the homes that they’ve viewed!

If you follow these tips successfully and do so in such a way that makes your home stand out from the crowd, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how many offers you receive! Ultimately, it’s up to you and your hard working agent to put your home’s best foot forward and ensure that a sale happens!

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