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Staging a Home for Sale: 5 Must-Dos that Sell

Home staging has statistically been shown to increase the amount of interest in your home which translates to more showings. It is also known to increase the perceived value of the home which is crucial when selling. Since most buyers have their first showing of a house online through the listing photos,  staging it also helps those photos convey the home in the best possible way.

This is a two-part series so stay tuned for next week’s Part Two.

Here are some tips you can put in place to help your home stand out in the market:

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1. Lights On

Light it up – Make sure all lights are on and that bulbs are in working order. Add table and floor lamps in spaces that may be darker. Bright rooms convey positively to buyers.

Best Neutral Paint Colors by AMber Miller of Threshold Homes MN

2. Furniture Layout

Another is to arrange furniture in a way that welcomes conversation. When staging, consider moving furniture off the walls. Angle furniture towards each other and do not worry about facing a TV. Especially for photos, arrange the spaces so they maximize the appeal of the home. You can always move the pieces after.

Best Neutral Paint Colors by AMber Miller of Threshold Homes MN

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    3. No Dead Space

    Use all your spaces. Do not leave spare rooms empty. If space is empty then a buyer may not assign it to be valuable or as a benefit to the property. Create a study area, a spare bedroom, or bring in an extra desk and some art supplies to state a craft room.


    4. Neutral Rules

    While painting can be a simple task for many, increasingly buyers are not wanting to take on that challenge. If you have bold, taste specific colors, that can translate into dollar signs for a potential buyer. By creating a fresh, neutral palette, buyers are able to picture simply moving their belongings into the area, adding an element of ease.

    5. Fix It

    Finally, consider any small “to do’s”, any deferred maintenance, or “honey-do” list items should be at the top of your preparation list. Paint touch up, caulking areas that may need it. Having the carpet professionally cleaned. Are all items that can convey to the buyer that the home has been well cared for.

    These are a great start if you are preparing to stage. Be sure to check back for the second part of the list to ensure your home is positioned in the best possible way to generate interest from homebuyers.

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