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10 Home Staging Tips To Attract Buyers

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  • #1 - Replace the outlet and switch covers
  • #2 - Get rid of dark sofas
  • #3 - Create systems to keep your rooms neat
  • #4 - Glaze your tiles
  • #5 - Avoid showing a bedroom as an office
  • #6 - Scale the furniture
  • #7 - Choose white or sheer curtains
  • #8 - Pick a simple backsplash
  • #9 - Depersonalise the home
  • #10 - Don’t forget to deep clean

One of the best ways to make your home stand out is to stage your house and there are many home staging tips that can attract buyers.

Home staging has become an important factor in the successful selling of a house because it helps to highlight the best features of the home.

Many sellers hire professional home stagers to prepare their home for potential buyers but there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to make your house look amazing.

Here are ten ways in which you can transform your home and appeal to buyers during the home staging process:

#1 – Replace the outlet and switch covers

It might seem like a small thing but it can make a huge difference. Old outlet and switch covers become yellow from age and they aren’t as appealing to the eye.

Replacing them with new ones will give the impression that the house is well maintained. 

#2 – Get rid of dark sofas

If your sofas are really dark, it might create a heavy atmosphere. It would be a better idea to swop dark sofas out for sofas in lighter shades like greys or tans.

If you want to add colour, you can add a few pillows or throws. 

#3 – Create systems to keep your rooms neat

When you stage your home, it needs to stay that way for a few days to give different buyers the chance to view it. This means that you need to keep the rooms clean.

Create a system that everyone can follow to ensure that the house is clean

#4 – Glaze your tiles

Glazing your tiles will make the flooring look more modern and will add a fresh touch to the room.

It also works if the tile and grout are too dirty to clean with everyday cleaning supplies. 

#5 – Avoid showing a bedroom as an office

Don’t make the mistake of staging a bedroom as an office. The more bedrooms you have in a house, the higher the value will be.

If you stage a bedroom as an office and not as a bedroom, the buyer will think that this is the only function of the room and might not want to pay anywhere close to the asking price

#6 – Scale the furniture

The size of the furniture should match the size of the room.

If your furniture is too big for the room, it will look cramped. If the furniture is too small, then the space will look too empty.

Either way, it is unappealing for the buyer. 

#7 – Choose white or sheer curtains

Many people opt for blackout curtains to prevent sunlight from coming in but this is not the best idea when staging a home.

Buyers flock to homes with natural light so swap the darker curtains for lighter curtains. It will also make the space look bigger. 

#8 Pick a simple backsplash

If you want to add a backsplash, keep it simple and neutral.

Don’t go for bold and colourful designs. Your tastes might not appeal to other buyers and they might not want to renovate the room after buying. 

#9 – Depersonalise the home

Home staging is aimed at removing everything about you from the house and letting the buyer envision themselves in the home.

Make sure that you pack away any personal items like photos, art, and ornaments that will distract the buyer from that image. 

#10 – Don’t forget to deep clean

You can have the fanciest furniture in the world; if your house is a mess, it’s going to look bad.

Don’t forget to deep clean the house and get into all the nooks and crannies before a home staging. If you don’t have time to do it, you can hire a professional cleaner. 

Staging your home is a very easy task with the above home staging tips and one that you can do yourself before you invite potential buyers to view your home. 

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