As buyers enter your home, they will quickly form opinions about it. This can be a good or bad thing, depending on your staging skills. Staging is a key ingredient to a successful home sale. Why? Because in order for potential buyers to buy your home, they have to be able to envision themselves living in your home – staging helps them do that.
But how do you effectively stage your home? Follow these crucial rules:
- Clutter – Ditch the clutter for a clean and crisp look. Clutter can often distract potential buyers and cause them to miss key focal points of your home that you want to show off.
- Floor plans – When arranging your furniture, you want to make sure that the home is easily accessible, not crowded and that you have arranged the furniture to promote openness. A busy, overcrowded layout with the wrong pieces can hurt your home’s overall appearance.
- Purpose – We all have one…the catch-all junk room. For your open house, make sure you give that room a purpose so that potential buyers can see its potential.
Does your home need a bit more than the basic staging? Maybe you should consider some mini-renovations that won’t break the bank.