Staging your home for sale does not have to be difficult
As a realtor, one of the most common questions I get from homeowners is, “What can I do to make my house more appealing to buyers?” And the answer, more often than not, is staging. But I understand that many homeowners are on a tight budget, and so I always make sure to give them budget-friendly options for staging their homes.
When I first walked through the home of my latest clients, I could see that they were already well on their way to decluttering and depersonalizing their space. They had packed away family photos, religious items and personal collections, which helped to make the house feel more spacious and welcoming. However, I could still see some areas that needed improvement.
The first thing we tackled was deep cleaning. My clients scrubbed, polished and dusted every surface in the house, which made a huge difference in the overall appearance of the home. We also made a list of small repairs that needed to be done around the house, like fixing loose doorknobs, replacing broken tiles, and fixing a leaky faucet. These small repairs may have seemed insignificant, but they made a big difference in the overall appearance of the home and showed buyers that the property had been well-maintained.
Next, we focused on updating the lighting. We replaced outdated and unattractive light fixtures with more modern, stylish options, and added a few floor lamps and table lamps to add warmth and ambiance to each room.
We also gave the house a fresh coat of paint, choosing neutral colors that would appeal to a wide range of buyers. We focused on painting the living room and master bedroom, as these were the two main areas that we wanted to make a strong impression on potential buyers.
Painting is probably the biggest tast to do so if you can avoid it, you should. If your home’s paint is in decent shape I recommend just touchups or going around with a damp cloth and scrubbing off any marks. This is an easy task that will make a big impact.
In addition to painting and updating the lighting, we rearranged the furniture to see what layout worked best for each space. We found that by moving things around, we were able to create a more open and inviting feel in each room. We also removed any large pieces of furniture that were blocking walkways or making the room feel cramped.
We added pops of color to each room by using colorful throw pillows, artwork, and area rugs. These small touches helped to make each room feel more lively and welcoming.
We also took some time to highlight the storage solutions that the home had to offer. We installed shelving units, baskets, and other organizational tools to help potential buyers see how they could make the most of the space.
Finally, we focused on the entrance to the home. We knew that the front door was the first thing buyers would see, so we made sure to make it as welcoming as possible. We added a colorful doormat, potted plants, and gave the front door a fresh coat of paint.
By the time we were finished staging the home, it felt warm, welcoming, and well-maintained, and I knew that it would be much more appealing to potential buyers. And when it came time to list the house, it sold quickly, all thanks to the budget-friendly staging efforts that we had put in. As a realtor, it’s always satisfying to see the hard work and effort put in by my clients pay off.
Let’s work together to find what staging would work best for your home. Reach out to me anytime: Schedule a consultation here