Putting in the work to stage your home and impress prospective buyers will always pay off when it’s time to sell.
For years professionals in real estate have recommended hiring a professional stager to do the job for you. In the age of COVID-19, however, that’s not as easy as it once was.
Many sellers are avoiding the risk of bringing others into their homes by handling the staging on their own. With our 3 staging tips, you can be well on your way to staging your home on your own without the costly expense and high risk of bringing in a professional stager.
Take Things Out
Before you think about bringing anything new in, start by taking things out. Most people have an abundance of things on the walls and on shelves. Less is more when you stage your home. Takedown family photos and any other personal items. Remove clutter. Hide stacks of magazines or papers. Clear off countertops. Throw out any rugs, pillows, or blankets that are overly worn. Then clean your house as you’ve never cleaned before.
Aim for making your home look like a short-term rental home or even a hotel. Simple. Clean. Uncluttered.
Use What You Have on Hand
Now that you’ve cleaned out your space, you can begin adding other items in. Going out to shop in-person for home decor isn’t always an option during this ongoing pandemic. Many options can be found online, but check your closets and bookshelves for staging items before you scour the internet.
Look for items like hardcover books, vases, and bowls, throw pillows, mirrors, artwork, and plants. Odds and ends like seashells, candles, and baskets can also be useful. Gather all of your items into the middle of the room.
Take a look at all the items you’ve gathered and slowly fill in the gaps in your current home decor. Hang a piece of art where the family picture was before. Stack the most visually appealing books on the bookshelf. Styling shelves can be difficult, so check out some of these ideas if you’re in a rut.
You don’t need to find homes for all of the items you’ve gathered. The point isn’t to re-clutter space you just decluttered. Keep it simple.
Spend Your Efforts Where it Matters Most
All rooms are not created equal when it comes to staging. Bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, and extra bedrooms are easily overlooked. The master suite, kitchen, and living room are where you will get the biggest bang for your buck. Spend your time (and money) on those three areas to maximize the return on your investment.
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