STAGING YOUR HOME
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Before staging can begin, you have to start with the basic preparation to sell any home:
Clean everything, even baseboards, make it sparkle and shine.
Put personal photos and family memorabilia into storage
Declutter every room,, surfaces, furnishings, closets and garage.
When potential buyers pull up to the curb in front of your home, you want the home to appeal to them and have a good first impression, so they are excited to get out of the car and come inside!
As they open the front door and enter the home, you want them to feel welcome. There are several ways you can enhance the experience and maintain the excitement to see the rest of the home.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. They also have a huge influence on the resale value, so this is an area you really want to kick it in high gear.
Just like kitchens, bathrooms with the appearance of needing remodeling or upgrading can cause blinding dollar signs in the eyes of potential buyers.
Preparing a home for sale and staging a home is not the same thing, but in a way, it has the same goal. Doing the deep cleaning, decluttering, and purging is the first step to selling, no matter if you are having the home professionally staged or you are staging it yourself.
Every home has features and a specific layout or flow from room to room. Staging can help accentuate the features and tell a story of how each room can be used creating a flow that makes sense to the potential buyer.
The goal of home staging is to improve the home’s appearance in the eyes of potential buyers, with the ultimate goal of selling the home more quickly and for the highest possible price. With home staging you should be able to present your house in a way that appeals to the largest possible audience.
Content by Jami Sundstrom Gualala Realtor