Home Staging Tips

By: Jorge Lopez, January 12, 2016

During the selling process, a critical step in getting your home sold is ensuring effective home staging.  Home staging involves preparing a home to make it appealing to the broadest range of buyers possible.  If you plan on taking the do it yourself approach instead of hiring a home staging professional, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Remember that with home staging less is always more.  Emphasizing space not only makes a room appear larger than it is, it allows a buyer to visualize adding their own furniture to the room.  On that note, if you’re still living in the home then you’ll want to make sure that as many personal belongings are out of sight since a buyer’s tastes may differ from yours, this includes removing things like family photos.  However, you may be able to use some of your furniture, but be very careful with color choices and consider sticking to neutral.  Neatness can also go a long way.

If you’re not living in the home you’re selling, there is no need to go overboard and throw in furniture in every single room again.  Carefully evaluate which rooms would benefit from adding some pieces, usually the living room, master bedroom, master bathroom, kitchen, and dining room should be at the top of the list.  If money allows then go ahead and add where necessary.

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