How to Stage a House for Sale

October 9, 2017

Moving is an exciting venture for anyone, but before you can move, you must first sell your home. In order to sell it at the highest price and quickly, you need to stage your home. People don’t like looking through an empty home as much as they like looking through a staged home. Similarly, a house that is too lived in won’t attract many buyers either, as they need to be able to picture themselves in the home, and if too many of your belongings are there, then it becomes distracting. To sell your home quickly, you must stage it. To stage it well, follow this quick guide:

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  • Clear Your Belongings Out

If you still need to live in your home while it is being shown around, pack your personal belongings away as much as you can in cupboards and other hidden alcoves. Have all surfaces clear, and try to only have art or other non-personal wall hangings up. The cleaner, the better.

  • Repaint

If there are parts of your house that have a very bold color on the walls, consider repainting them. The color choices you make can affect your home’s value. If you have any dark walls, paint them over with a lighter color. This could take a few coats, but it’s brighter and better for selling your home.

  • Deep Clean

Consider hiring a professional cleaner to deep clean your home for open days. Conversely, you can also rent a steam cleaner to clean your carpets, and do the rest of the work yourself. The point is to wow potential buyers with your home, not to distract them with dirt. Pay particular attention to grooves between tiles, as they can make a kitchen or bathroom look grimy if they aren’t white enough.

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  • Rearrange Your Furniture

While you might like to have a big television in your living room, it might have disrupted the flow of the room. Store bulky furniture and rearrange what you have so that it is picturesque. It doesn’t have to be functional, but it has to look good. If you have furniture placed awkwardly in a room, then potential buyers won’t believe their things will fit, either.

  • Give Them Something to Remember You

When people are looking to buy a home, they go through a lot of houses before they decide on the one. That’s where brochures come in. If you don’t know how to make a brochure, there are free programs online that will give you the results you need. Print out and hand out these brochures to everyone so that they’ll have a reminder of your home and be able to remember your house better.

Staging your house doesn’t mean you have to clear out all of your furniture and hire a professional. There are many home staging tips to help you out, and the ones you use depend on your budget and your house. Getting rid of all clutter and cleaning, however, are the top actions all homeowners should take when selling their home.


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