May 2, 2018 / Tips

     Get the Most Out of Staging

According to the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400. Ensure your agent offers staging as part of their efforts to sell your home and make sure they follow these simple tips to get the most return on investment.


          1.  Start with the Basics

Home preparation (painting, decluttering, floor refinishing, staging, window washing, countertop and appliance replacement, and related resurfacing) makes your home far more marketable to buyers willing to pay at the upper end of the market.


          2.  Declutter

Most homes need 1/3 of the items within removed and put into storage to make the house most appealing to potential buyers.


          3.  Light it Up

The wrong lighting can ruin even the best interior design. An easy test to determine if a room is well lit – sit in each chair or section of the room and determine whether you can read easily. If not, add in the missing table or floor lamps; don’t rely on one big overhead light.


          4.  Make it Spacious

Use shorter furniture to make the room feel bigger.


          5.  Bake

Bake some cinnamon rolls in your kitchen before potential buyers visit your home. Most people associate the smell of cinnamon and baked bread with a welcoming home.


          6.  Let Them Picture Themselves

Remove all family photos before potential buyers visit your home. You want them to be able to picture themselves and their family in the space.


          7.  Paint Simply

If you plan to repaint your house before a sale, consider using the same color throughout every room in the house. It creates a nice flow from room to room and gives the impression of a larger overall space.

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