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What To Stage When Selling Your Home

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Staged Home

What is Staging?

Staging is a process of preparing your home for sale by making it look more attractive and appealing to potential buyers. Staging can help you sell your home faster and for a higher price. But what should you stage first when you have limited time and budget?

The answer depends on your home's condition, location, and target market, but here are some general guidelines to help you prioritize your staging efforts:

Start with the curb appeal

The first impression is crucial, so make sure your home looks inviting from the outside. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, plant some flowers, paint the front door, and replace any broken or outdated fixtures. You want buyers to feel welcome and curious to see more.

Focus on the main living areas

The living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom are the most important rooms to stage, as they are where buyers will spend most of their time and attention. Declutter, depersonalize, and clean these rooms thoroughly. Arrange the furniture to create a spacious and comfortable flow. Add some neutral accessories, such as pillows, rugs, lamps, and artwork, to create a cozy and stylish atmosphere.

Don't forget the bathrooms

Bathrooms are also important to buyers, as they reflect the home's hygiene and maintenance. Make sure your bathrooms are spotless and odor-free. Replace any worn-out or stained towels, rugs, shower curtains, and mats. Add some spa-like touches, such as candles, plants, or baskets of toiletries, to create a relaxing and luxurious vibe.

Consider the home office

With more people working from home these days, a home office is a valuable feature that can attract buyers. If you have a spare room or a nook that can be used as a home office, make sure to stage it accordingly. Clear out any clutter and personal items, and set up a desk, chair, lamp, and some office supplies. You can also add some books, plants, or artwork to make it more inviting.

Leave some room for imagination

While staging can help buyers visualize themselves living in your home, you don't want to overdo it and make it look too staged or generic. Leave some room for buyers to imagine their own style and personality in the space. For example, you can leave some empty shelves or walls for them to picture their own collections or photos. You can also use some pops of color or unique accessories to add some character and charm to your home.

Staging your home can be a worthwhile investment that can pay off in terms of faster sale and higher price. By following these tips, you can stage your home effectively and efficiently without breaking the bank or wasting time.

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"El Chapo"

Dale A

Director of Marketing and Operations

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