Top 10 Home Staging Tips For 2019

Dated: 05/21/2019

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1. Less is more

You want there to be as much open, walkable space as possible. This helps buyers navigate the space, and also helps them better visualize their own furniture in each room. Put extra furniture in storage to get it out of the way, focusing on getting rid of any oversized pieces, damaged pieces, and those that that don’t match the rest of the room. With the furniture that’s left, we can rearrange it to make the room look and feel as spacious as possible.

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2. De-personalize your space

Start by removing all personal photos, making sure to take down both framed photos on walls and surfaces, including everything off the fridge. Keep clothes stored away and out of sight, and clear bathroom counters of personal items, like toothbrushes and contact solution. Remove anything overtly religious as well. While it’s true that de-personalizing your home makes it a little weird to live in, it is extremely useful for helping buyers better connect with the property.

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3. De-clutter your closet until the floor is completely clear.

This task is among the most daunting home staging tips for sellers, but buyers will open up every door in the house, so organizing your closets like a showroom can pay off.

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4. Bring in the flowers

Place fresh flowers in the center of your dining table, or some succulents in the living room to bring life to the room. This helps buyers easily imagine living at the property.

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5. Carefully Choose/Place Art

The amount of stuff on your walls can make or break a room. Try to curate your collection of wall art by keeping out a few choice pieces. Go for a modern theme that is sure to add interest to your rooms while also serving as a focal point.

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6. Use Mirrors to Increase Space

Mirrors reflect space and make everything seem bigger. 

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7. Don’t forget the bathrooms

Crisp white towels always make the bathroom look newer and fresh.

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8. Hide your pets!

Things like bowls, toys, leashes, crates, bedding and cat litter should be hidden or taken out of the house completely while it’s being shown. Any signs of pets can be a huge red flag to buyers.

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9. Vacuum every day 

My pets shed a lot and it’s likely that you’ve become accustomed to seeing it on your floors and other surfaces. Potential buyers will notice any loose hair, especially if it gathers in the corners of the walls or along the baseboards. Vacuum really well at least once a day to make sure there isn’t any pet dander floating around for people who might be against buying a house with pets. 

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10. Outdoor Living

Add drama to your home’s outdoor space by spotlighting a tree or other yard focal point. Uplighting provided by spotlights accentuates the texture and creates a pleasing glow on the foliage.

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I can help you move faster! Once staged, homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market. Buyers are willing to spend 1% to 5% more of the dollar value on a staged home than a non-staged home. For a free 1-hour consultation call or text me @ 501-259-5982 today! 

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