Selling your home? Never underestimate the power of home staging! There might be plenty of professionals that can help you redesign and stage your property just in time to put it on the market, but, you can step it up on your own! Here are some staging tips to keep in mind if you are planning a stager:
1. clean your home
This one may seem like a given, but online you can find countless professionals listing photos of messy homes. Selling your home can be an overwhelming time, so we understand this can be a difficult task. When walking through your home, buyers want to picture themselves living there. Starting with a clean home with minimal clutter is the best way to let their imagination take over!
Your home might feel like your comfortable space, but buyers see clutter as overwhelming. Try not over decorate your home when selling. A simple and clean home will sell itself. Bonus…less clutter in a space can make it appear bigger than it actually is!
3. limit personal items
That old family photo hanging on the wall makes it hard for buyers to envision their own lives in the space. Pack the photos away before your home is listed, and they can be the first thing unpacked in your new home! By de-personalizing your home, it will sell quicker and you will be ready to start fresh wherever you land next.
4. follow feng shui
Feng Shui seems like such a overused concept until you are selling your home. As ridiculous as it sounds, there is a lot of truth behind the practice. Rearranging your furniture to follow Feng Shui will lead to a more natural and open layout. This will help buyers imagine their own furniture in the space.
5. consistency is key
When selling your home, try to keep a consistent color scheme and theme throughout rooms. Having a general aesthetic is a great way keep a buyer’s interest throughout the entire walk through. The good news is that a neutral and minimalistic theme is all you need to impress buyers, especially in the current market.