Staging Your Home
Staged homes sell faster and for more money, period. More than just simple cleaning, decluttering and basic repairs, staging brings the art of retail merchandising into
the mix, allowing your home to show its full potential. From rearranging furniture to highlight a hidden fireplace to completely furnishing a vacant space, we will give you
specific suggestions for staging your home and help you decide if you would benefit from a professional stager.
Here are a few tips for preparing your home for sale.
∙ Clear the clutter. Keep all counters and tabletops clean. Remove notes and pictures from the refrigerator and organize all bookshelves.
∙ Update light bulbs to a higher wattage to fill your home with more light. Add light fixtures or lamps to darker areas.
∙ Camouflage outdated furniture or worn upholstery with slip covers, and replace old towels and bedspreads.
∙ Reposition furniture to allow easy flow and to clearly demonstrate the function of each room.
∙ Use neutral colors and decor to help your home appeal to the largest buyer pool.
∙ Add color accents through pillows, throw rugs and candles.
∙ Use light, airy window treatments and clean blinds and windowsills.
∙ Remove personal items from view in the restroom.
∙ Although personal mementos and photographs add warmth to your home, avoid excess use so the buyers see themselves in the home, not you.
∙ Use accessories to highlight desirable features such as builtin shelving or fireplaces.
∙ Keep your outdoor space uptodate for the season. Plant flowers and update patio furniture to create an oasis.