Home Staging Tips

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If you’re selling your home, home staging can be a great way to supplement the efforts of your realtor and speed up the process of securing an offer, and ultimately finding a buyer. Home staging involves making your home look as attractive as possible to as many buyers as possible. In many ways, successful home staging is about making it as easy as possible for people to envision themselves in your home, with as little work on their part as possible. Some buyers are simply not interested in painting, or they can’t see past your treasured collectibles. That’s why it’s so important to take the guesswork out of the buying process.

 

Make Sure Your Home Is Spotless

This goes without saying, and your home is probably already very clean, but make sure every nook and cranny is spic and span. This is particularly important for high-traffic areas such as bathrooms and the kitchen. Put fresh, clean linens (bath towels, tea towels, bedding) out. Not only will this create a favourable impression, but it will give a room (perhaps a teenager’s bedroom?) a hint of fresh-laundry smell. Make sure your garden and the land surrounding your property is well-tended and orderly. This has two benefits, as it will help create a good first impression, but will also give the idea that the garden is easy to look after.

 

Leave a Great Impression Through Smell

Baking bread or cookies is a little extreme and you don’t really need to go to any great lengths for this. Just give your home a friendly pleasant smell that most people tend to enjoy. Perhaps a nice room fragrance (don’t go overboard!) or even just the smell of fresh laundry.

 

Make it All About Them (The Buyer)

One of the best reasons for home staging is the power to make someone visualize living in your home before they have even made an offer. This can be achieved by removing personal, individual touches from your home and giving potential buyers the freedom to imagine their own belongings in your space. Think of high-end hotels or showhomes, and try to give your home that same sort of feel.

 

If you have questions about selling your home, or need advice, please contact us; we’re happy to help!