A definition of Home Staging
Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want
Staging a home has always been part of the homeowner's responsibility, but it was often as simple as keeping the grass cut and picking up dirty clothes. The seller's agent would recommend actions if the owners were clueless about elements that turn off potential buyers. The Late-2000s recession turned real estate into a buyer's market, wherein sellers look for any advantage to make their property stand out from the rest.
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WHICH HOME WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN?
A dark and messy room is a definite turnoff.
The room on the left is dark, cluttered, and uncared for.
The room on the right shows how de-cluttering a room and adding adequate lighting helps showcase the homes features instead of hi-lighting the customers lack of organization.
WHY SHOULD YOU STAGE YOUR HOME?
Clean Clean Clean Clean Clean
The number one thing buyers look at when viewing a listing is the cleanliness of the home. A bit of hard work at the begining will help seller get the best price in a shorter time.
Start off your cleaning by moving furniture out of the way. You'd be amazed at what is hidden underneath!
<This photo is a prime example of the dust, pet fur, and other small items that may lie hidden under couches and furniture.
Once cleaned out, sweeping or Vacuuming daily will keep the dust and dirt to a minimum. A quick mop on wooden floors before open houses or viewings will help in making a good first impression