3 Tips for Staging Your Home for Sale

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look the best that it can for potential buyers. Staging your home can help give your home that little extra touch that could persuade someone to buy it. Here are three things you can do to stage your home that can make it look amazing.

Start with the Outside

When it’s time to put your home on the market you want it to invite everyone, especially prospective buyers, in. Make the front door obvious by painting it in an eye-catching tone. Best Life suggests putting out planters and solar lights to brighten the path to your front door and encourage visitors to enter the space. Don’t forget to check your porch light and consider adding foyer lighting if possible, both for comfort and safety.

Keep it Simple and Generic

One of the reasons that you like your home is that it’s loaded with things that you care about. To sell your home, you need to arrange it so the prospective buyer can see it populated with things they care about. You may choose to have the home professionally staged by someone well versed in interior design, or you may decide to do it yourself. Think of your home as a backdrop for a variety of styles and colors. According to Real Estate Elevated, being too specific in style when staging a home can get in the way of appealing to a wider variety of potential buyers. If you choose to do your own staging and sale prep, make sure to put plenty of time into both staging and cleaning the space.

Use a Light Palette

If you choose to do any painting or change out carpets, drapes or flooring, try to go with pale, unobtrusive tones. MHM Professional Staging suggests brightening the space with removable items, such as pillows, throws, or fresh flowers. Remove all personal items to allow prospective buyers the chance to see their belongings in the space. Consider renting a storage unit to stash personal items, clothing from over-crowded closets or kitchen clutter. By the time you’re done staging, your goal should be to leave lots of open spaces, a comfortable walkway and a neutral décor that could be personalized by anyone.

Staging your home can shorten the sale time and drive traffic into the space. If there are homes for sale in the area, take tours to see what they’ve done. Your space doesn’t have to be perfect, but you have a better chance of selling your home quickly if it compares well against other homes in the area.

If your house paint needs an upgrade before potential buyers come to see it, We Love Painting can help give your home a whole new look!