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September 15, 2020

Tips for Staging Your House to Sell

When you’re selling your house, one of the most important things you can do to try to get it sold as quickly as possible is staging your house. When buyers look at potential homes, they will be most drawn to the houses that they can see themselves living in. This list of tips for staging your home will help you make sure you’ve prepared your house to appeal to a wide variety of buyers.

Maximize the Natural Light

Many buyers look for homes with lots of natural light. Make sure shades are wide open or take down any curtains or drapes that darken the room. This will help maximize light in your home, making your house much more appealing.

Embrace Minimalism
In order to make the house look as roomy and expansive as possible, limit the number of pieces of furniture in each room to about 3 or 4. This keeps the space from appearing cluttered and maintains the appearance of expansiveness. Similarly, don’t leave many items out in view that could be stored away. Kitchen counters and bathroom sinks should be mostly bare. This will give buyers the impression that your home has plenty of storage options.

Arrange Furniture Strategically

Most people love the look and feel of open, spacious rooms. Grouping pieces of furniture together and away from the walls will open up the space, making the room appear larger and more inviting.

Paint the Walls
Another trick for making your space look larger is to paint the walls of adjacent rooms the same color. Doing this will give the illusion that rooms painted the same color are simply extensions of each other. Plus, a fresh coat of paint always helps spruce things up.

Add Special Touches
There are tons of little things you can do to add character to different rooms. Try filling a wooden bowl with fruits and placing on the kitchen table or setting up brightly colored pillows on the sofa. You can also add plants to freshen up a room.

Keep Spaces Neutral

To have the best chances of selling your home, you’ll want to appeal to a wide variety of tastes, so try to decorate spaces accordingly. Take out any items that are sentimental and personal, and make sure each room is a space a potential buyer can envision themselves living in.

Make Sure the House Smells Good
First, avoid cooking food that has a smell that tends to linger in the days before buyers come to tour the house. Clean the house thoroughly and open the windows to air the rooms out. Light candles throughout the house when people come to tour it. Make sure to choose gentle scents that aren’t overpowering such as citrus, green tea, or vanilla.

Don’t Forget About Curb Appeal
How your house looks from the outside is just as important as the interior. Don’t skimp out on repainting, adding greenery, and other updates that will amplify your curb appeal. Read our blog post about boosting your curb appeal to get some ideas for how to do this.

When it comes to selling your house, you want to make a great impression. Staging your house just right is essential for attracting buyers and selling your house. And if you’re looking for help financing your next home, our Loan Originators are here to guide you through the process. Contact us today to find out how you can move into your dream home.