house staging

It is well known that well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are, but did you know that it can also make the difference as to whether or not a buyer actually walks into the room or just walks by? Or, that opening drapes and blinds and turning on lights make a room seem more open and bright? It’s true, which is why staging your home to look its absolute best is an important factor in the selling process.

Here are some inexpensive ways to highlight your home’s best features:

1.Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
2.Clean all flooring and fixtures – lights, fans.
3.Repair all plumbing leaks.
4.Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and extra personal goods. Fewer furniture pieces (and appropriately sized furniture for the room) make a room appear larger and more open. Fewer personal items make it easier for buyers to envision themselves in the space and focus on the attributes of the home.
5.Turn on all lights and open the drapes during the daytime.
6.Play quiet background music and light candles, etc. in various rooms of the house to create a clean, neutral sent.
7.Make sure your home is a comfortable temperature.
8.Vacate the property when it’s being shown to prospective buyers.