As a luxury real estate agent, home staging can make in marketing your home. Homebuyers are much more likely to show interest in staged homes because they look better and highlight the home’s best features.
Here are 5 home staging tips and tricks to market your property more effectively.
Remove Personal Photos: Homebuyers want to envision themselves in the home, so personal pictures may distract them. Consider removing personal photographs and replacing the space with artwork that’s complementary to the house.
Choose Seasonal Home Décor: – Homebuyers can turn off your home if they have seasonal decorations when it’s the wrong time of the year. For instance, having snowflake decorations during summer heat can make it harder for potential buyers to envision themselves living there. So instead, use décor that is more appropriate to the time of year.
Great examples include:
- Pumpkins and autumn leaves during Fall.
- Christmas decor during the holiday season.
- Colorful colors in spring and summer.
Make Cosmetic Upgrades: Many motivated homebuyers are searching for turnkey properties. Making simple and relatively inexpensive cosmetic upgrades, such as repainting with a trendy color palette, can give your home a facelift. Homebuyers are a lot more likely to be attracted to homes with modern décor, fresh paint, and updated fixtures than outdated ones that need costly repairs or replacement.
Other inexpensive upgrades to consider before putting your home on the market include pressure washing to remove dirt, discoloration, and debris from the exterior of your home, sidewalks, driveways, and patios. According to industry insiders, pressure washing your home can lead to an additional $10,000-$15,000 if you decide to sell on the housing market. So this necessary yet straightforward routine maintenance will net you a lot of cash when it’s time to sell.
Define Each Room: When prospective buyers walk into a room, they should know what type of room they’re viewing. Homebuyers could find it jarring when there is no consistency between the décor and furniture in each room. Make efforts to define each space with a cohesive style of furnishings to avoid confusion. For instance, if using a spare room as office space, selecting furnishings such as a desk, bookcases, storage cube cabinets, and office supplies help define and create a vision for space.
By doing so, buyers imagine themselves living there instead of seeing an empty shell that needs work before adding their personal touches.
Speak With A Real Estate Professional: – Home staging is all about getting prospective buyers into the mindset of buying their next property as quickly as possible.
Homeowners will make the most money for their property with staging services. Speaking with a realtor or real estate professional with plenty of experience in this aspect of home marketing can help homeowners understand what they need to do to sell quickly and enjoy an easy transaction. Further, they can tap into their network to connect you with professional home stagers who can complete much of the work and heavy lifting to make your home as marketable as possible.
I hope these staging tips help you to get the maximum value from your residence. If you’re thinking about listing your Colorado Springs area home for sale, let’s talk! I would love to help you sell!
I’m interested in selling my log home home in the Black Forest area within the next year. Regarding your comment, “As a luxury real estate agent, home staging…..” , what exactly is a” luxury real estate agent”. I’m unsure if a log home would be the type of home every agent would or could successfully sell. What can you tell me?
Jill McFeron says
Thanks for your comment. Please feel free to contact me to discuss. You can reach me at 719-648-3821.
I look forward to hearing from you!