Plan on selling your home? Then there is no doubt that you hope it sells quickly and you receive your asking price. Home staging is a great way to draw in potential buyers because it highlights your home’s strengths and masks its weaknesses. Here are five essential tips for successfully staging your home so that it sells as quickly as possible:
1. Consider curb appeal
It is a fact that households with greater curb appeal sell faster. How your home looks from the streets says volumes about how it may look inside. In fact, prospective buyers often drive by homes they are interested in just to see how it looks from the outside. To lure onlookers from the street you should:
- Make sure that your house numbers are clean and easy to read
- Power wash walkways and clean windows
- Keep the lawn well manicured
- Repaint any chipped or stained areas
2. Get rid of clutter
If you want to stage your home effectively, you should get rid of all the clutter. Yes, even the floors and countertops should be free of excess of items. In addition, you should purge your closets of unnecessary things because you will want your closet space to look as spacious as possible. To clear out clutter, you will need to sacrifice some items and consider outside storage options.
Having too much furniture can also create that cluttered look. Often, professional stagers have to whisk away half of a home’s furnishing while getting a house ready for the market. Less furniture will make the home look bigger.
3. Rearrange the furniture
It is a common misconception that pushing furniture against the wall will make the room appear bigger; however, this theory is not always the case. Rearranging the sofa and armchairs into conversational groups away from the walls is more user-friendly. When repositioning the furniture, you should consider the flow of traffic.
Lighting plays a crucial role in the staging process. A home that makes good use of lighting feels warm and welcoming. If your home is improperly lit, you should try increasing the wattage in your light fixtures. In fact, for every 50 square feet, you should use at least 100 watts. Consider using more than one lighting method for a room. For instance, in addition to a general overhead light, you can even install accent lights on the walls.
5. Finish Home Projects
Unfinished home projects can scare off potential buyers because it makes your home look like a lot of extra work. So before you put your home on the market, you should fix the things you notice like missing floorboards or small cracks in the walls and sidewalks.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks for staging your home. Please keep Levis4Floors in mind for your future flooring endeavors. We would love to help you make your new home something special. As always, thank you for reading!