Home staging can be a lot of stress, especially to first-time-sellers. To help you along the way, you must trust your realtor and/or your professional home stager. They can make your property compete in the marketplace without making yourself fully involved in the staging process. But for those who want to get hands-on or those who want to relate to the process, here are some tips that you can do:
This is the first and probably the most important thing to do. Say goodbye to all the accumulated dust and garbage in every corner of your house. Performing a general cleaning is a lot of work but a clean house is a step closer to impress many buyers. This will give you more reason to throw away defective appliances and worn out types of furniture that you have been keeping for a long time.
This stuff includes dirty laundry, family photos, worn out clothes, and everything personal that might distract buyers. You should not leave any trace of you inside the house.
If you are staging an occupied home, finding a storage space to store your personal stuff can be helpful. There are instances where you really don’t want to get rid of an old furniture, an heirloom, or ugly-but-still-functional appliances. You can keep them away from the house to prevent distracting buyers.
You may perform your own inspection of the house before consulting with a professional so you can immediately find out if your house has leaks, holes, dents, etc. In this way, you can specifically pinpoint the parts of the house that need some minor fix.
Home stagers know the trend in interior design and may usually use warm, neutral, and welcoming colors. They always choose these colors because the shades of gray, brown, red, and yellow are commonly used to create a more neutral and vibe in the eyes.
Make a space bigger, light, well-lit, and airy to create an illusion of a bigger and spacious place by avoiding the use of a lot of stuff and overpowering colors.
To avoid losing things, make an inventory of the things that go into the storage space, and the things that stayed in the house. In this way, you can monitor the condition of your stuff.
Listing of expenses so you can watch the actual cost of the labor and materials used. After selling your house you can make your own computations so you sure about the money that goes into your pocket.
Take pictures and use your social media accounts to post some teaser pictures of your house. Find groups where you can share these pictures to stir the curiosity of possible buyers in your social networks.
Your stager has been trained to perform designing, decorating, and organizing the best features of your house. Maximize your communication with him/her to build a healthy professional relationship to avoid misunderstanding.
Ponder on and apply these quick home staging tips so you won’t get lost in the way.