Design tips: Staging your home yourself
Ready to sell but don’t want to hire a professional stager? I’ve got good news! You can absolutely stage your home yourself with these easy tips:
Focus on curb appeal. First impressions matter so make this one count. Consider pressure washing, fresh paint on doors and shutters, replacing house numbers, and a new mailbox. And of course, clean out the flowerbeds, spread fresh mulch, and plant some seasonal flowers.
Make sure your kitchen shines. Kitchens sell houses, so make yours stand out by clearing out the clutter and updating the hardware. And please, please, please, make sure it’s clean!
Reduce furniture to a minimum. Too much or too big furniture will make your rooms look small and choppy. Arrange the furniture in a way that makes each room feel spacious, homey, and easy to navigate.
Depersonalize your home. Remove all the family photos, keepsakes, refrigerator art, toys, and personal items in the bathroom. You want the buyer to easily envision themselves in your home — not you in your home.
Think pleasant, but not overpowering smells. You could beautifully stage your home, but if a potential buyer is overwhelmed by a bad (or bad to them) smell, it’s over. The smell of clean is often enough, but if you’d like, consider a mildly-scented candle — and make sure you’ve taken out the trash!
Staging does not have to be difficult or expensive. Just think like a buyer! And if you’d like me to take a look at your home and offer up a few more suggestions, just reach out. I’m happy to help!
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