Friday, July 22, 2016

8 Tips For Staging Your Home

Everyone wants their home to look perfect when trying to sell, right? A great way to accomplish a nice, clean look is to stage your home. Staging a home is the process of preparing it for potential buyers to come look. The goal is to have your home appeal to the highest number of people possible. Eagle’s Nest Realty has provided some tips for staging your home before you list it.

1) Think About Curb Appeal

The first impression your home will make is curb appeal. Many times potential buyers will drive by the home before deciding to schedule a showing. Keep the lawn and any plants you have around your front porch manicured. You can add an eye-catching piece, like a rocking chair or a pot with colorful flowers to your porch as well. 

2) Reduce The Clutter

When your home is for sale, it’s important to always pick up after yourself. You may be comfortable with a little mess here and there, but buyers may be distracted by it. Don’t forget to declutter your closets as well. You do not want it to appear that you have to cram your belongings in closets due to the lack of storage space. 

3) Repurpose A Room

If you have a room that has no clear purpose, consider transforming it. Repurposing a room into an office, spare bedroom, or game room can help showcase room’s potential to buyers. 

4) Improve The Lighting

Having a home with natural lighting is ideal. You can enhance the lighting in your home by hanging sheer window curtains that allow light in. Another way to brighten a room is to replace lightbulbs with a higher wattage option.

5) Select A Pleasant Scent

Choosing a scent to stage your home can be a tricky process. You want to select a pleasant smell that will appeal to most people. Keep in mind that some people are more sensitive to smells, so picking a light scent is recommended. 

6) Decorate The Dining Table

Dining rooms can be pretty boring if the table is left bare. Add some excitement by placing a colorful centerpiece or setting the table with nice dinnerware. This can showcase the purpose of the room and be visually appealing.

7) Remember Outdoor Living Spaces

Many sellers forget to stage the exterior of their home. Stage your back deck or patio with entertainment in mind. Buyers should be able to easily imagine spending time with friends and family in this space. 

8) Think Clean

Ensure your home is clean before potential buyers enter. A house with dirt and grime may leave the impression that the owners do not take care of their property. That is not the impression you want to give to the potential buyers of your home. 

Staging a home before selling can help it appeal more to buyers who are in the market. Consider these tips as you prepare your home to sell. For more staging tips, contact the best realtors at the Lake of the Ozarks. We would love to help you prepare to sell your home. Our real estate experts in Sunrise Beach are here for all of your real estate needs, whether it be staging your home to sell or searching for a home to buy.

Call (573) 374-0769 to schedule a showing today!

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