5 Tips for Staging 

Staging your home can be a difficult task. If you’re reading this, you might be a little panicked thinking “how do I stage my home?” You’re familiar with the way your home looks and that can be challenging to crack. When potential buyers come to view your home, you don’t want them to see your personal things or have it look too homey. As a 19 year Real Estate Agent, I know value in staging ( or simply refreshing and getting what you have in the best possible position ), your home will sell faster and with less hassle. 

As part of all my listings I offer the services of a home staging expert who will come out and help us get your home ready to look it's best ! Thinking of Listing ? 

Here are the top 5 tips! There are way more, so ask me the question -how should I stage my home? Let’s get that sold sign up in your front yard ! 

Ensure that your home looks inviting. A bad first impression of a home is a major deterrent for potential buyers. Curb appeal is one of the most important things to garnish interest in your home. When people are interested in a home, they will drive by it and check it out. Make sure your home is attractive from the front. The lawn should be well looked after, toys or tools should be cleaned up, shrubs should be trimmed, and it should feel inviting !

Make certain that your home is clean throughout the selling process. This is a must. Along with cleaning your home and making sure it’s sparkling is clearing out clutter. Clutter makes a home feel small. Having half-empty closets will maximize space, de-cluttered cabinets, under the sink, and in storage areas show off extra space. A buyer will always look to see how much storage space there is, help them out by cleaning out busy areas.

We arrange our furniture in ways that suit how we use a room, but that’s likely not the most space efficient way to do so. When staging your home, arrange your furniture in a symmetrical manner. Pull your furniture away from the walls and create a space that looks comfortable and friendly.

People will not purchase a home if it smells unpleasant. When we smell something bad, we have an pleasant feeling, or think something is wrong. Make sure any bad scents are gone! For example, if you have a pet you might not notice the smell, but other people will notice it right away. Same goes for smokers and any food smells can linger. Make sure you get out that trusty air freshener, open the doors, and air out your home before anyone comes to view it.

Your back (and front) yard should be clean, have nice landscaping, and shows off the space. If you have a deck, arrange patio furniture to make it feel more homey. Guide to buyer into thinking up ways they can use the backyard. Show off a certain lifestyle in your yard that matches the feeling of the neighbourhood. 

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