FIVE EASY HOME STAGING TIPS

 THESE WILL COST YOU NOTHING, BUT WILL SELL YOUR HOME QUICKER AND FOR MORE MONEY!

 

Your home is like a product on a shelf in a store.  Buyers will compare all the products that meet their criteria in the same price range and pick the nicest one.  As real estate agents who also specialize in home staging, it is our job to  make sure that our clients' homes are not only priced right, but show the best.  This can often be done with a very small budget. 

Here are five of the many Staging tips in our arsenal that increase the value of your home by making it show better. Best of all, they won't cost you any money!

1.  CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!  Inside and out - and don't forget the windows.  Bathrooms should shine!  It's hard for a buyer to imagine themselves using a bathroom with someone else's grime in there. 

2. Clear off refrigerator.  So simple, but it makes a big difference.  In general, your "stuff" distracts buyers from the house itself and makes rooms feel cluttered.

3.  Clean and organize closets - Overstuffed and messy closets make buyers think there isn't enough closet space.  Pack away out of season clothes and they will be ready to go when you move. 

4.  Remove scatter rugs and bath mats for showings.  They only make rooms look smaller by visually breaking up the space.  Remember, more perceived space = more money! 

5.  Have a showings plan.  It is difficult to keep a home "show ready" at all times.  Create a plan to get the home ready to show in 10 minutes.  Example -  For the bathroom, buy 2 baskets- one for the shower and one for the countertop products you use regularly.  When you have a showing, just pop the baskets under the sink or in a linen closet for a quick and easy clean-up!

If you are looking to sell your home, we offer full staging services at no additional cost to our clients.