4 Staging Tips to Achieve a Welcoming Feel
Staging a home effectively is among the best ways to make an impression on the market and get the purchasing offer you’re looking for, but it’s important to do it in a way that will really make homebuyers feel comfortable. While there are plenty of tricks of the trade to try, here are four ways your visitors are sure to feel right at home.
Give The Exterior A Boost
It’s pretty easy for many home sellers to forget about the outside, but the first thing visitors to your home will see is the exterior view so it needs to be in tip-top shape. By ensuring that you’ve trimmed the hedges, cleaned away any unsightly yard tools and done the small fix-ups to your front entrance, your guests are sure to have a positive first impression.
Buy A Beautiful Bouquet
Few things will be more inviting to home viewers than a beautiful flower arrangement that makes them feel like they’re in the midst of a well-kept space, so you may want to pick up a bouquet for your front entrance. Not only will this provide an instantly striking visual, it will also give off a pleasant smell which can be key when it comes to engaging home viewers.
Depersonalize Your Property
It’s certainly the case that a staged home is likely to have more success on the market, but a home that has too many personal items like pictures and papers can actually sway viewers in the opposite direction. While it’s great to keep some personalized pieces, you should definitely survey your house and take down what may make potential homebuyers feel like they’re intruding.
Clean It Up
Cleaning up your house before having guests over may be something of a cliché, but it’s never so important to spic ‘n’ span as it is when you’re staging your home. Instead of a sweep and a mop, ensure you’ve cleaned the bathroom top to bottom, vacuumed and mopped where necessary, and cleared away all the junk that will catch the eye of those who will be sure to notice any flaws.
There are a lot of things that go into effectively staging a home, but by cleaning up the outside and doing a thorough cleaning inside you’ll be able to make a positive impression. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future, contact your local real estate professional for more information.
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~ Ed Short, REALTOR®