Despite what people may think, staging a home isn’t just about arranging furniture — it is also about taking stuff away.
For some, the idea of removing things may be scary and difficult. Homeowners may feel an attachment to the piece, or they feel it is a personal attack on their style and belongings. But it’s important to realize that when a professional stager enters the picture, their decisions have nothing to do with personal feelings about the items in your home.
Instead, they are focused on their job, which is getting you the most money in the least amount of time — and the reality is most individuals looking to purchase a home can’t see past the previous owner’s belongings.
Here are three of my best tips to get your home sold!
- Minimize! Less is more in this situation because you want to give the potential homeowner the perception of space.
- Highlight the best features. Definitely put time into the home’s highlights, because ultimately you are trying to show a potential homeowner all they’ll gain when they purchase your place. This may mean taking the time to make a few repairs and paint before putting your home on the market.
- Set the stage. The moment a potential buyer walks through the door, you want them to be able to see themselves in your home. So take the time to set the stage, placing the furniture properly and adding decor, so they can envision the house as their own!
When you start the home staging process, the most important thing to keep in mind is that nothing your stager does is personal. It’s just about getting you the best value for your home!
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