Home staging is quickly becoming one of the most important and popular techniques for selling a home fast. Even though it’s pricey, it can help sell a home at thousands over the listed price.
Home staging techniques involve setting up a house with rented designer furniture and fixtures. Often they are modern and more updated than the furniture previously in the home.
The decorations are chosen so they will appeal to a wide range of people. People want to be able to imagine what living in the home will be like. That’s hard when the house is empty, or when the decorations are specific to the family that was previously living there.
There are several things to keep in mind when planning for a home staging, but here are the most important ones:
Less is More
Keep the staging simple. If you want people to imagine themselves in your home, keeping it decluttered without personal items like family photos will go a long way.
Having a bunch of art, multi-colored walls, and statement furniture will only work against you. People might not share your taste, and weird decor might just be off-putting to some home buyers.
Home Staging Techniques are All in the Homey Details
This may seem like it’s contradicting the previous point, but it’s not about furniture or decor. It’s about the small touches that make a place feel cozy.
For example, have a gorgeous plate of fresh cookies out on the countertop when you have visitors. Put out some flowers in the bedrooms. Spray the bathrooms so that they smell super fresh when potential buyers come in.
When you stage a home, you’re not just selling a home – you’re selling the new homeowners a lifestyle that they can step into. Those details say: when you live here, you will have beautiful dinner parties and your kids will do all their dishes and your spouse will remember to stop at the store on the way home.
Update and Neutralize
The parts of your home that age the quickest are fixtures. To make your house look modern, not only should you choose modern furniture, but it’s worth updating lighting fixtures.
Things like updated sink faucets and showerheads and door knobs are also details that will make your house seem new and fresh.
One of the best, affordable ways to make your house seem newer is installing a fancy, trendy front door. That way, they will get an impression that the house is cool before they even walk in.
Also, choosing neutral colors will appeal to the greatest number of people. Aim for IKEA catalog design status.
Ask a Friend
When designing a home for yourself, yours is the only opinion that counts. But when you want to leave an impression on others, a friend with good taste will be able to compare your house to your IKEA inspiration and give you a thumbs up or a thumbs down or better yet some staging techniques.
Selling a home is stressful, but home staging techniques can be one of the most fun and creative aspects of the process. It’s hard to know if you’re setting up your house to be at its absolute best if you aren’t an expert in real estate.
Contact us or check out our blog to learn more about what you can do to get the best possible value for your home.