Step By Step Staging Tips To Sell Your Home

Staging tips to sell your home (step by step)

Like most homeowners, you want the most money possible for your home when you sell it. Home staging is a great way to make your home more appealing to buyers and help you get the best price possible. 

The first thing buyers will notice when they walk into your home is how beautiful it looks, meaning you need to do some significant work before showing off your home. 

You want to highlight the best features of the home. This allows potential buyers to see themselves living in the home. And if done correctly, staging can even be helpful and drive up the price of the house.

Here's a step-by-step guide to staging to help you focus and maximize your efforts. 

The first thing that you need to do is clean the entire house, including the back and front yard. The house is maintained and cared for when a potential buyer sees a clean home. This means cleaning everything from floor to ceiling. 

In the kitchen, all the appliances should be spotless. There should be no open trash cans with garbage as much as possible. The bathroom should also be cleaned thoroughly. It should sparkle from the corners of the bathtub down to the faucets and drains. 

Do not forget to clean all surfaces and floors. Make sure that carpets and rugs are clean too. 

The goal is to make everything look brand new—no tired-looking furniture and appliances. You should make sure that the space is as appealing as possible. 

The second step is to declutter every room. Clutter is a major issue when staging. Clutter can make a room look smaller, which is a big distraction, with the buyers missing out on the home's best features. 

Here are a couple of things you can do with clutter:

  1. Store away all the things that you do not need or use daily.

  2. Throw out items no longer needed, like expired food, clothes that don't fit, and toys that the children have already outgrown.

  3. Throw out or donate anything you do not need or love. 

Potential buyers love seeing empty storage spaces. The more, the better!

The third step is removing personal items. Remove all photographs, keepsakes, and notes from the refrigerator when you begin staging your home. After that, potential buyers should be able to imagine themselves living in the house. 

Make sure you remove all your clothes from the closet. All cabinets should be empty. The kitchen and bathroom counters should be empty. Remove all highly personal items or a reminder of the home's current owners. 

The fourth step is rearranging the furniture and ensuring it matches the room. It should be just right because a piece of furniture that's too big will make the room small, while too small furniture can make the space empty. 

The furniture should be clean without stains. The beds and the linens should be less wrinkled. If you do not have enough furniture, consider renting some for listing photos and showings.

The fifth step in staging is to define each room. You must ensure that each room has a purpose like the dining room should be for eating and entertaining. The living room should be inviting and relaxing. The attic should be finished or a clean blank slate where the potential buyer can imagine what they could do with the space. An empty room can be converted into a guest bedroom or home office. 

Try to be creative and make sure each room is exciting and appealing. 

And lastly, don't forget the final touches like candles in the bathroom, fresh flowers, or some fresh towels in the bathroom. These little touches offer a great deal and can sometimes make the sale. 

Minor tweaks can significantly impact potential buyers' eyes regarding home staging. Following Anchor Real Estate's step-by-step guide, you can help your home look its best and sell for top dollar. Have you tried any of these tips? What worked (or didn't work) for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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