Thursday, May 15, 2014

5 successful home staging tips

Showing your home to interested home buyers is a crucial part of the selling process. The way your house or condo looks may make or break a home buyer’s decision. 

If you’re showing a home you’re currently living in, you most likely have personal items such as family photos on display. Keep these personal touches out of sight to help establish a model unit vibe.

Here are five home staging tips… 

1. Dust and clean

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to make your home look instantly better is to dust and clean it thoroughly. This is particularly true for old homes where dust has settled in the corners and grime is clinging onto grout lines and shower doors. 

Before you decide to replace something in your home because of dirt or stains, try cleaning it first. 

2. Get rid of clutter and personal items

If you’re showing a home you’re currently living in, you most likely have personal items such as family photos on display. Keep these personal touches out of sight to help establish a model unit vibe. 

Get rid of clutter as well, since these unnecessary items may just ruin your home design. A clutter-free home without personal items will also provide potential home buyers with room for imagining their future life in your space. 

3. Avoid bulky furniture

Do what you can to make your space look bigger. Avoid using bulky furniture as this will only make your home look tighter than it actually is. However, if you have large furniture in your current home setup, consider temporarily removing and storing these items. 

4. Repair damages

Most home buyers prefer buying a place they can move into immediately. Make your home a cut above the rest by repairing minor damages that may have occurred over time. Spending a little for that busted light or leaky faucet may just make for a faster home sale. 

5. Repaint your walls

A cost-effective way to make your home look newer and more stylish is repainting your interior walls. Overly improving your property is a mistake some home sellers make, but repainting is one of those improvement options that add value without much expense. 


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