Home Staging Tips
May 12, 2022 | Exodus Realty
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How to Stage Your Home So That It’s Breathtakingly Beautiful
As far as staging your home to potential buyers goes, we all know that outward appearances do matter if you want them to your home in a good way. So, if you’re thinking of selling up, see these tips on how to stage your home in the best light possible.
Ensure your home is clutter-free
If you have a lot of clutter lying around in your home, it can make the property appear smaller than it actually is, not to mention spoiling its overall appeal. That is why decluttering and disposing of any unwanted items is a big deal, especially if you have a messy home office with tons of paperwork. Perhaps it is just a case of having too much stuff that you don’t know what to do with, but you don’t want to get rid of either.
In this case, there are clever ways to create the illusion that your home is properly organized by using attractive storage bins that are elegantly labeled to store valuable items. If you’re lucky enough, these storage bins may even end up looking like they’re meant to be there and are part of the decor anyway. Plus it’ll serve a dual purpose too if you decide to take them with you as it’ll make moving these items to your new home much easier. Of course, if you have too many miscellaneous items that are impossible to organize in any one shape or form, then storing these items in marked boxes in the garage might have to do.
Making your home appear as neutral as possible
Of course, if you want your home to appeal to a wider target market, you’ll have to ensure that it appears as neutral as possible. This may mean removing decor and elements that represent your unique personality so that it doesn’t seem biased in any way. As sad as it may be, you’ll also have to remove beloved family portraits, knickknacks, and any other personalized traces of the family that once lived there. Also, be sure to paint over paint colors or wallpaper that may be too avant-garde to suit everyone’s tastes.
Paying attention to your curb appeal
Naturally, your curb will be one of the first things that will catch a potential buyer’s eye, so it best be in tip-top shape. Here, this is about much more than just making sure your front lawn is neatly trimmed. It’s also about making sure that the exterior of your home is as attractive as possible, too. This may mean repainting the walls so that your property looks as good as new, repairing and repainting your picket fencing if it is in need of a do-over, repairing gutters, replacing roof tiles if need be, and of course, clearing away any clutter outdoors too.
How to stage the best photos
If you’re thinking of promoting your home yourself on social media, for example, you’ll want to make sure you take photos that really showcase the best your home has to offer. Here, the key lies in taking photos of your home’s best features while using clever photography techniques to make it look that much more eye-catching through the use of special filters and lenses (as well as getting the perfect angle, of course!)
In summary, staging your house for a sale is going to take some creativity on your part. And a lot of prep work too. However, if done properly, your home could end up looking like an entirely different home that fetches a much higher market value too!
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