In a competitive housing market, anything you can do to attract buyers to your property is crucial in the selling process. One of the most important things you can do is stage your home to sell. This will create a great first impression for potential buyers, and it can also make your home appear bigger.
Here are a few staging secrets:
- Make sure to leave furniture in your living room.
- Don’t have too much clutter.
- Lighten up your home.
- Focus on color.
Make sure to leave furniture in your living room.
You don’t want to leave your home vacant when trying to sell. It is harder for the buyer to imagine themselves in your home when it’s empty. It’s also hard for the buyer to get a feel for how big rooms truly are, without being able to see your furniture in the space. Staging your room around the largest piece of furniture in the room will also make your room seem larger than it actually is.
Don’t have too much clutter.
In order for rooms in your house to feel bigger, you will also need to remove any clutter. Excess pieces of furniture or other belongings in any room can make the room feel smaller. It is important that you find places outside of your home to store your excess belongings, so they won’t be found in the closet during an open house.
Lighten up your home.
Did you know that light also makes rooms appear larger? If possible, leave blinds and curtains open during open house visits. Also, lightweight curtains are best because they allow more light in darker rooms.
Focus on color.
If you live in a smaller home, painting each room the same color is a great way to make your home feel larger. Having different colored walls in a small home will make it feel broken up, and that’s not what you want. You will also want your furniture, etc. to have the same look and feel, so the buyer has a positive first impression.
You want your home to look its best while trying to sell. If you don’t feel comfortable staging it yourself, there are professional home stagers who you can call. If you are ready to put your home up for sale and schedule your first open house, be sure to contact us today!