Few things can help your home sell faster and for more money than home staging, which is why several homeowners do it.
In fact, 77% of buyer’s agents report that staging makes it easier for their clients to visualize themselves living in a home. Staging by a professional is well worth it if you have the money, but there are a lot of things you can do to stage your own home on a budget.
Here’s a look at how to stage a home that sells in Texas.
Start with a Clean Slate
There’s little sense in trying to stage a dirty home. Even the most beautiful furnishings can’t disguise finger smudges on the walls, stains in the carpet, or grime buildup on the counters. The best place to begin is with decluttering. Remove all the excess in your home. Piles of magazines, overflowing garbage cans, empty soda bottles, and other clutter should be removed from your home completely. Once the clutter is gone, you can start cleaning.
Clean your home thoroughly, top to bottom. Wash the walls. Clean the carpets. Scrub the cabinets and countertops. Touch up paint on the walls if needed and fix anything that’s broken. It’s a lot of work up front, but cleaning first will make home staging a much easier process.
Examine Your Furniture
It’s easy to get used to the way things look in your home, and sometimes your eyes might skip over problem areas because you’ve been looking at them for years. If this is the case for you, it can be helpful to bring in a friend for this step.
Go room to room in your house and look closely at the furniture in each room. Specifically, look at how the furniture fits in the space. Oversized furniture looks great in large rooms, but can easily make small rooms feel crowded. Likewise, too-small furniture can easily look awkward and make a room feel like it’s lacking substance. Rearrange the furniture as needed to make the best use of your space, and if the pieces you have are insufficient then you can buy or rent furniture for staging purposes.
Go for Neutral
The purpose of home staging is to make your home appeal to a broad range of buyers. The easiest way to do that is by sting with neutral color schemes and decorative elements. Take down anything that’s too personalized like family photos, memorabilia, and personal collections. Replace them with simple art pieces.
Going for neutral color schemes doesn’t mean you can’t add color. Just make sure any colors you add are thoughtful and work with the feel of the room. Avoid anything too polarizing. You certainly don’t want buyers to walk in and cringe at a bright colored statement wall or too-loud cabinets.
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