Selling a property can be an exciting yet challenging process, but staging it correctly can make a huge of difference in how quickly your home sells.
Look no further than Navarre Real Estate Source for all of your real estate needs. Our team of experts can help you from staging tips for your home to handing off the keys. So grab your beach chair, sunscreen and towels and head to the beach – let us handle this!
Staging is all about creating a welcoming and visually appealing environment that helps potential buyers see themselves living in your home; and showcases the best features of your property while also creating a neutral and inviting atmosphere.
First, imagine… a multiple-offer situation on your home.
Declutter and Depersonalize: Begin by decluttering your home, removing any unnecessary items, and organizing your belongings. This helps create a sense of space and allows buyers to envision their own belongings in the house. You can take it a step further by removing personal photographs or overly specific decor that might distract buyers from imagining themselves in the space.
Deep Clean: A clean and tidy home goes a long way in impressing potential buyers. Deep clean every nook and cranny, paying attention to windows, floors, carpets, and bathrooms. (Don’t forget the baseboards and top of cabinets!) If needed, consider hiring professional cleaners to ensure your home is sparkling clean and fresh. (Do you need a recommendation? Ask us!)
Highlight the Best Features: Identify the key selling points of your home and accentuate them. Whether it’s a stunning fireplace, a spacious kitchen, or a breathtaking view, arrange furniture and decor to draw attention to these features. Make sure they are well-lit and easily accessible during a walk-through.
Neutralize Colors and Decor: Staging your home doesn’t begin and end with just the furniture and a freshly cleaned home. Sometimes paint colors can sway potential buyers away from purchasing your home. Opt for neutral tones when it comes to paint colors and decor.
Neutral colors create a blank canvas that allows buyers to imagine their own style in the space. Consider repainting any bold or personalized walls with a fresh coat of light, neutral paint. Find your perfect color with the Top 50 colors from Sherwin Williams.
Rearrange Furniture: Arrange furniture in a way that maximizes space and flow of your home. Create clear pathways and remove any bulky or unnecessary pieces that might make rooms feel cramped. Use mirrors strategically to add depth and make rooms appear larger. Don’t forget to pull furniture away from windows so curtains can hang freely.
Let the Light In!: Open up curtains, blinds, and drapes to let in natural light. Bright, well-lit rooms feel more inviting and spacious. If natural light is limited, strategically place lamps and light fixtures to illuminate darker areas. (Extra tip: don’t forget to clean lampshades/globes during your deep clean.)
Add Simple Touches: Consider adding some tasteful and simple touches to enhance the overall appeal. Fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit in the kitchen, or a cozy throw blanket can make a space feel warm and welcoming.
Don’t Neglect the Outdoors: Curb appeal matters! Make sure your home’s exterior is well-maintained, with a clean and inviting entrance. Cut the lawn, prune any overgrown bushes, and consider adding potted plants or flowers to the front porch. A well-kept exterior creates a positive first impression. (Don’t forget the mailbox! Add new numbers if they’ve begun to peel.)
Remember, the goal of staging is to make your home feel like a blank canvas that potential buyers can see themselves living in. By following our tips, you’ll create an environment that’s inviting, neutral, and appealing to a wide range of buyers.
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