Home Staging 101
By Macie Orrand
Home staging and getting ready for those showings can be an overwhelming feeling. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you think you are ready to put your home on the market!
Home Staging Tip for #1 – Declutter
When you begin to declutter the house it can become a bigger project than you had intended. Take it room by room. DO NOT start out in one room and then decide to stop to start on a different room that you think will take less time. Finish one room before moving on to the others. Trust me you will thank me later. Keep in mind not everything needs to be decluttered. Below are some main areas to check for clutter.
Linen closets/Bedroom closets. Actually any closet, in general, you should check!
Bathroom and kitchen counter tops
The tops of the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator
Why are these areas so important to declutter you ask? Well, if the buyer sees that you are running out of space they will feel like they will too. Making these spaces look open and still usable is a desirable characteristic that buyers look for at showings! Which leads me to my next point!
Home Staging Tip for #2 – Enlarge the Rooms
Try to make the rooms look larger. The bigger the room look, the more space the potential buyer sees! Here are some ways to do that!
Placement of furniture
Light, natural paint colors
Less wall décor
Open blinds and curtains to let natural light in
And of course….Decluttering ?
Home Staging Tip for #3 – Clean & Repair
Fix any cosmetic repairs and stains that will turn off buyers. If you dont want to see it, then chances are neither will someone looking at your home to buy.
Home Staging Tip for #
4.) Go ahead and box up a couple of items. Here is what to pack away and why!
Pack away any picture frames that are NOT attached to the wall. Having a lot of pictures on display may make it hard for the buyers to envision themselves there.
Pack away anything that is not being used! Out of sight out of mind is my motto!
Here is a tip for packing that I always tell my sellers, “If you can’t see this item in your new home…throw it out or sell it.” Do not pack something that you will not need or want to take with you to your new residence. It makes unpacking easier and faster!
Homes for sale in Murfreesboro are selling fast today but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to prepare your home. Making sure you have the perfect realtor/team to help you do that will ensure you will get the best price for your home!