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10 home staging tips

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Home staging is the process of preparing a home for sale, with the goal of making it more appealing to potential buyers.  If you are planning to sell your home soon, here are 10 home staging tips to make it look its best:

1. Declutter and minimize furniture.

Remove personal items and excess furniture to make the space feel larger and more open.  According to the National Association of Realtors, home buyers are more likely to make an offer on a staged home that is free of clutter.

Cleaning living room

2. Clean and repair.

Ensure the home is thoroughly cleaned and any necessary repairs are made. A clean, well-maintained home will make a better first impression on potential buyers.

3. Paint in neutral colors.

Use neutral colors, such as white, beige, or gray, to create a blank canvas that potential buyers can envision themselves living in.  According to HomeLight, homes with neutral paint colors sell faster and for more money than homes with bold or dark colors.

Paint swatches

4. Stage each room.

Make each room look its best by rearranging furniture, adding decor, and using lighting to highlight its best features.  For example, in the living room, arrange furniture to create a cozy and inviting seating area.

5. Highlight the kitchen.

The kitchen is often the most important room in a home, so make sure it looks its best.  Clean appliances, declutter counters, and add a vase of fresh flowers for a pop of color.  And while your child’s recent drawing hangs proudly on the refrigerator, file it away in your keepsake.


6. Add fresh flowers and plants.

Fresh flowers and plants can add life and color to any room, making it more appealing to potential buyers.  Just remember to replace them if they reach the end of their life.

7. Use lighting to your advantage.

Open curtains and blinds to let in natural light and turn on lamps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Switching out dim florescent light bulbs for brighter natural life with a higher lumen count can pay dividends.

Bright bedroom

8. Depersonalize.

Remove personal photos and items to help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space.

9. Maximize outdoor space.

If your home has a yard or patio, make sure it is clean and well-maintained.  Add potted plants, outdoor furniture, and a grill to make the space more inviting.  Put away garden hoses and clean up any debris.

Clean patio

10. Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Turn on music, light a scented candle, or bake cookies to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that potential buyers will remember.

Staging your home before putting it on the market can help increase its appeal and ultimately lead to a faster sale.  By following these 10 home staging tips, you can make your home look its best and attract potential buyers.

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