Ready to sell your house? Here are 5 staging tips to sell your home. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it’s presented in the best light.
You wouldn’t buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone’s personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you want to carry into selling your home.
1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER
The best thing you can do for your home is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go.
Generally, in a professional staging, half the home owner’s furniture is removed to make the house look much bigger. Look around your house and see what you can pack away. It’ll be worth the investment to get a storage unit for a couple of months to store away a lot of your furnishings and goods.
2. FURNITURE GROUPINGS
It’s largely misconceived that furniture pushed directly up against walls make a room look bigger, but this is far from true. Instead, you’ll want to float your furniture in reach room and away from the walls. Position your sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groupings.
Be sure the furnishings are placed to make the traffic flow in a room obvious. This will make the room more user-friendly and will make it appear larger.
3. TRANSFORM ROOMS
If you have a room that has only served to collect boxes or other junk, it’s important to purpose the room to something that is functional. You can make it into an extra bedroom or a small reading room. If it’s in the basement, hide the boxes and turn it into a gaming room or family area.
4. HOME LIGHTING
Great lighting is the trick to making a staged home look warm and welcome. Most homes are improperly lit, which makes rooms look dark and dreary. There is a quick fix to this issue. Increase the wattage in your fixtures and lamps, aiming for about 100 watts per 50 square feet.
Add three different types of lighting to each room: ambient (general overhead), task (under cabinets or pendants), and accent lighting (table lamps and wall accents).
5. GO NEUTRAL
The simple trick to toning down dated finishing in any space is a little bit of fresh paint. You don’t want to go stark white, instead look into neutral grey and beige colors. Beige colors can also consist of warm honey like colors, soft blues and greens, and a variety of undertones that add a little life to a general neutral color. If you do want to use bold colors, be sure to only keep it on accent walls to help enhance structural features.
Stay tuned for our next blog post with a few more staging tips to get your home ready for sale. Thinking about selling? Give us a call, we’ll be there every step of the way, 602-391-8986