Written by: Rita Magallona
Are you looking for ways to make your home stand out from the pack? One way to do this is by home staging – styling your property so that it appeals to potential buyers. Take your cue from model units, where condo developers go all out on interior design to create a look that’s both polished and cozy.
Advantages of Home Staging for Property Sellers
It’s worth taking the time and effort to prepare your property for an open house or home viewing. A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that real estate agents believe that home staging:
has a positive effect on how buyers view a home
helps prospective buyers visualize living in the property
contributes to higher offers from buyers
makes the home sell faster and stay fewer days in the market
3 Home Staging Tips That Increase Your Home’s Value
Good news! You don’t need a professional interior designer to do this. You can show off the best features of your house with these home staging ideas. All you need is a bit of time, creativity, and effort.
1. Boost your home’s curb appeal
While staging the interior of your house may be essential, don’t forget the exterior as well. This is not a problem if your property is a condo, but this can be a dealbreaker if you’re trying to sell a free-standing house. Make sure you clean and spruce up the gate, front yard, front door, and the garage.
2. Depersonalize, declutter, and reorganize
Stow your personal items out of sight, including family photos, collections, paperwork, piles of laundry, and so on. By removing these objects, you help buyers imagine themselves occupying your home. But don’t go overboard and make your house seem too bare and uncomfortable.
Once you’ve pared down to the essentials, and arrange furniture to make your property more appealing to home searchers. One way is to “float” your furniture by placing them away from the walls. Also, you want to make it easy for buyers to move from one section of your house to the next. After decluttering, have the house professionally deep-cleaned or do it yourself to give that “new house” sparkle.
3. Pay attention to the details
Potential buyers are mindful of any damage, which may affect the property value. That’s why it’s a good idea to replace or repair broken light bulbs, loose handles, or leaky faucets. If possible, give walls a touch-up with paint.
Another trick is to let the light into your home to make it look more spacious. Pull back curtains, open windows, or put lamps in areas that sunlight can’t reach. And if you have to use electric lighting, use warmer hues instead of glaring white bulbs.
To top off your home staging, add a few pleasant touches like a vase of fresh flowers or a bowl of fresh fruit on the dining table.
While you would want to stage your whole house, you have to prioritize certain areas. Create a good first impression with a spotless and organized living room, which is usually the first room that the prospective buyer will enter. Next on your list would be the master bedroom, then the kitchen, and then other rooms you may have.
With these home staging tips, you have a higher chance of selling your property quickly at an attractive price.
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