Staging your home is a crucial part of selling. Potential buyers want to see a clean, bright house to envision if the house will be right for them.
While staging a home might seem like an easy job there are key factors that come into place when staging.
Some forgotten features might make potential buyers turn their heads to another property.
Below are a few examples of what not to do when staging your home:
- Diminishing the house’s personality. Don’t go too far with decluttering your house for staging. Add some throw pillows and plants for a pop of color to grab the buyers’ attention!
- Dark windows. Dirty or dark windows can reduce the amount of natural light. Give them a good scrub for optimum lighting.
- Unclear purpose for rooms and areas. When potential buyers see a house, they want a clear understanding for each area’s intent
- Animal accessories. Everyone loves animals. However, when staging your home be sure to remove evidence and odors of animals from the house.
- Everything in its place: If you use a particular item regularly, make sure you put it back in its place neat and tidy. Maybe store the item somewhere out of sight while you aren't using it and put it back when you are done.
- Old materials. Old curtains, bedsheets, and bathmats can hold onto smells. Replace these items to ensure a fresh and clean smelling house.
- Dull flooring and walls. Over time walls collect dust, give them a wash or even a fresh coat of paint to brighten them up. Ensure flooring looks new, whether that be carpets or hardwood floor. Replace broken or bent boards and give carpets a deep cleaning!
- Unnecessary clutter. Having decorative pieces on walls is great. However, when staging your home, you want to minimize the number of decorations in the home to maximize space and make rooms look larger and more open.
- Furniture. The furniture you use for staging plays a major role in the selling of your house. Furniture that makes rooms look darker or smaller could hinder the selling process. Be sure to pick appropriate furniture that accentuates each room’s purpose and personality.
- Outdoor appearance. Although staging a home mostly takes place inside, the exterior of a house is just as important. Wash the walls and tend to the gardens to give it that pop of life!
For more hints and tips on selling your home, contact Jeremy Osborne today!