Looking to stage your home to sell faster? Home staging is a common technique that involves depersonalizing a home that is for sale in order to allow potential buyers to envision the space as it would look if they lived there. Staging can make rooms look bigger, your home look newer and create an overall sense that your home has more potential to a would-be buyer. According to Forbes, a staged home not only sells for 17% more than non-staged homes, staged homes sell 87% faster! At H&R Staging and Design, we specialize in staging our client’s homes to help them sell faster and for the highest possible price. Try these insider tips for how to stage your home to sell faster!
When potential buyers walk into your home, they may be turned off by the property if the house looks old or like it may need repairs that are being passed on to them. Many sellers overlook these small repairs in their homes and brush them off as too insignificant to fix, but they can make a big difference if you want to sell your home for the highest asking price possible.
Flaws are especially conspicuous if your home is empty. Small cosmetic repairs can make a potential buyer feel like it may be more serious than it is. Replacing the handles on kitchen drawers, adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door and the walls can make the house look and feel new.
A cluttered home doesn’t just look messy and lived in, it can make your home look smaller. It’s easy to crowd a room with extra chairs and small tables when you have a family using the space, but for the purposes of staging, you want to approach your home with a minimalist touch. You really only need to keep the essential pieces of furniture.
Part of staging is creating an environment that helps potential buyers envision themselves living in your home. It’s why staged homes sell so fast! You can do this by taking down personal photographs and decorations that, while incredibly important to you, make potential buyers work harder to envision their personal belongings instead.
When it comes to helping potential buyers envision your home as somewhere that they could make their own, it helps to not have loud colors on your walls. Stick to color palettes like light greys, beige, and white.
Unfurnished homes can also look small and unattractive. If you have moved out by the time you are showing your home, or if your furniture isn’t in great condition, you can always choose to use rented furniture. Most staging companies have their own inventory and they can help you pick the right pieces for your home.