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These 7 home staging tips ensure a fast sale

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Home staging is an art that enhances a space by highlighting its best features and downplaying the not-so-good ones. It has been proven to be an effective technique in making a property more desirable, thus increasing the chances of a fast sale and a higher price.

See this home staging guide to get ideas on how to stage your home so you can sell it fast.

  1. Declutter

    Clutter distracts. It draws attention to things, not to the room, which looks messy with too many belongings in it. Clutter also occupies a lot of space and makes a room look smaller.

    Hide or store away seasonal clothes, games, bric-a-bracs, messy hobby kits, and other non-essentials. Dispose of stuff that has outlived their usefulness or has not been used for a long time, such as outdated clothes and toys kids have outgrown.

    Keep small appliances like blenders and toasters out of sight to bring out the beauty and function of your counters. Make bookcases ‘breathe’ by removing 25% of the things in there, and strive for as much free space as possible.

  2. Clean

    A clean home conveys your love for the space and creates the impression that the property has been well maintained and taken care of. It also exudes an open, airy vibe that buyers find appealing.

    If needed, have your home deep cleaned by a professional. Make sure every part from floor to ceiling is spic and span . Appliances must be spotless. Bathrooms – from tub corners to the sink drain, all the way to areas behind the toilet – must sparkle.

  3. Fix and repair

    List down everything that needs fixing – a dripping faucet, wall cracks and holes, a door that doesn’t close, broken windows, leaking ceilings, peeling wallpaper, and others. Make sure they are repaired and everything is in good working condition before showing the home to buyers.

    A fresh coat of paint brightens up a room and gives it new life. It also makes areas look well-maintained. It’s advisable to repaint living room and kitchen cabinets in neutral colors as these help ensure your home appeals to as many buyers as possible. Neutrals also blend well with all types of décor, and provide a blank slate for buyers to imagine incorporating their own style and designs.

  4. Aim for curb appeal

    The home must catch the eye right off the bat. A neatly-pruned, weed-free front yard gives off a welcoming feel. Deep clean windows and get rid of trash from the sidewalk leading up to your home. Some tips for an instant makeover: Add potted flowering plants, get new doormats for the front and back doors, and add outdoor furniture to the deck or patio. If you have a pool, make sure it has been recently cleaned.

  5. De-personalize

    Make it easy for buyers to imagine themselves living in the space. Remove personal photos and collections, your child’s trophies or school medals, and other items that can distract buyers from the home’s potential.

  6. Accessorize smartly

    Replace faded, frayed rugs with inexpensive but eye-catching ones. Reupholster chairs and sofas. Vivid throw pillows that blend well can enhance the look of the space. Muted but charming accessories like candles, coffee table books, crisp white bathroom towels, and scented oil diffusers can make the home feel welcoming.

Need a more detailed home staging guide? Let our team help you! With almost 40 years of experience in real estate, we can help make sure you get the best outcome from the sale of your home. Call 949-295-5676 or leave a message here .

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