We have a few favorite ways to stage our homes, so we wanted to share them with you.
Clear the Clutter
Less is more when it comes to home staging. Keeping furniture symmetrical always helps, too. Using pairs of items such as chairs or end tables keeps the rooms inviting and creates a picture for the potential buyer.
Take Great Photos
Photos are key when it comes to home staging. After all, the photos you take will probably go on the online listing and will be the first thing the potential buyer will see. Think of it this way-- the photos someone sees will determine whether or not they even want to look at your house, so make them great! Make sure there is no clutter in the areas you photograph and be sure to make sure the photos are treated properly. The exposure should be just right, so the photo isn’t too light or dark.
Make the Porch Inviting
When walking up to a home, and you see a dirty or bare porch, do you feel welcome there? You probably don’t, right? At the very least, have a doormat and perhaps something hanging on the door, like a wreath if it’s during the holidays. If it’s a large porch, maybe put an outdoor bistro set out front.
Style the Dining Room Table
Why not set the table as if the potential buyers were coming over for dinner? Having a bare table could make the home look more uninviting, and that is that last thing you want when trying to sell your home.
In conclusion, the main goal of staging a home is to make it look inviting for potential buyers and to give them visuals of how furniture might look in a home they are thinking of purchasing. See some examples of our homes that we’ve had the pleasure of staging below.