One of the most stressful times in a homeowner’s life is when they decide to sell their home and move to the next big thing. The process becomes especially daunting when it comes to getting a house ready to show.
Scrolling through multiple listing photos online it’s easy to see why buyers get discouraged or have a tough time choosing a new place to call home. A home buyer will base their decision on visiting the listing within seconds of viewing that image and if it’s not a show-worthy room they see on the screen, plan on kissing that lead good-bye.
When staging a home, the most important thing to keep in mind is this: prospective buyers must be able to imagine themselves living in the house.
By definition home staging, according to the Real Estate Staging Association, is the act of preparing and showing a property for sale.
Here are some home-staging tips:
Get rid of clutter
Rearrange furniture to open the space up
Lightning: As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. To remedy the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures.
To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room.
Paint your rooms with fresh neutral colors.
Clean up toys.
Clean up your yard.
Wash front windows.
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