Sell Your Home Fast: 5 House Staging Tips You Need to Know

Staging a house to sell takes some planning and forethought. It is well worth the time and potential financial investment, though. A recent report showed that 83% of real estate agents say that staging makes a huge difference in the sale of a house. 

Staging your house before it gets put on the market could help decrease the time it is on the market and ensure that you get top dollar for your home. Before focusing too much on your big move, it’s important to consider staging your house. House staging showcases your house’s best features and draws homebuyers in.

We will cover the top five house staging tips that every seller needs to pay attention to sell their home quickly.

5 House Staging Tips

House staging does not need to be complicated or expensive. In fact, it can be a fun and simple process, but it’s beneficial to know where to start. 

1. Declutter

A cluttered house is unattractive to home buyers. Decluttering paper and random small items around the house are essential. However, take a look at any extra furniture pieces that you may have that inhibit your rooms’ flow or make your rooms look smaller. 

2. Showcase the Best Features

Does your house have a large living room? Does your home have great storage potential? Show homebuyers how they can use those spaces. If you are at a total loss, your real estate agent can give you some direction on your home’s best features. 

3. Brighten It Up

Nowadays, most homebuyers are looking for homes that are already bright and light, not dark. Painting dark walls a brighter and fresher color or getting rid of dark-colored curtains can do wonders and go a long way in making your home more appealing to many homebuyers. When homebuyers walk into your home, it helps them feel like it is a welcoming space and invokes an upbeat feeling.

4. Boost Personality

While most real estate professionals agree that neutral colors are attractive to homebuyers, a pop of color throughout the house can make your house appeal to more buyers. Neutrally painted walls paired with brightly colored throws, pillows, or artwork will make your house stand out and make it more memorable. The key is to make sure you do not go overboard with color because it can seem chaotic and overly stimulating to some buyers.    

5. Focus on the Exterior 

The exterior of a house is often neglected when sellers are considering house staging. Arguably, the exterior is just as important, if not more important, as the house’s interior. The outside of your home is the first thing that a homebuyer sees when they arrive at your house.

Often, if the house’s exterior is unappealing to buyers, they will drive off before even entering your home.  Make sure the landscape is appealing by pulling weeds, planting flowers or decorative grasses, placing a welcoming doormat and wreath at your door, decluttering your yard, and fixing any chipped or peeling paint. 

Selling Your House Fast

House staging has been shown to decrease the amount of time a house is on the market and increase its selling amount. With these house staging tips, you will be well on your way to improving the chances of selling your house as quickly as possible.

If you need any help with the moving process, then please contact us. We are glad to help make the process as smooth as possible!