Home staging affects the sales process in many significant ways; if it’s done right. Check out these essential home staging tips to prepare a home for sale by The New York Times:
1. Reduce clutter
Remove anything that’s unnecessary to the space and only keep what adds to the room. Making the home look desirable is crucial and clutter will only increase the chances of turning potential buyers off, because it makes it less appealing for them to envision a future in the home you’re trying to sell.
2. Clean out closets
An extension of the tip above. Another space that needs de-cluttering are your closets. If it looks like there’s a lot of room and storage to spare in the home, it will make the space seem larger.
3. A new paint job
It’ll give the home new life by making it look fresh and clean. Probably the best money you’ll spend on staging.
4. Create an accent wall
Painting one of the walls in a room in a different color adds an interesting dimension and statement. An accent wall is a great way to highlight an architectural feature, to emphasize an architectural feature, or to just add something extra to a room.
5. Edit personal photos
The general advise is to remove all personal photos when showing a home. However, it can be a good addition if they’re good photos in pretty frames.
6. Skip the stage set
Avoid setting the table, as this will only make the surroundings seem forced and arranged.
7. Replace traditional furniture
Freshen up the space by renting or buying inexpensive, modern furniture.
8. New towels and linens
Replace the old sheets and towels with new ones to easily and inexpensively add a sense of luxury to your home.
9. Stay away from scents
Scents that are appealing to you might be off-putting to others. You don’t want to chase away a potential buyer because you decided to douse your home in lavender. Avoid scented candles, fragrant flowers or baking and/or cooking before a showing.
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