Staging in Selling House

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Don’t panic! your home hasn’t sold yet,  and you don’t have a serious buyer. The first thing to remember is that you have to be objective. Look at it as selling a house, not your home.

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Take a look around your home, you will see things that could be improved by using a few staging tips.

Your goal is to impress, and get offers in the process, maybe more than what you’re asking.

Decluttering

It means packing away personal items like photos, figurines, any pictures on the walls that aren’t needed and any other items that aren’t necessary. Do this in each room in your home, including the garage.

 

The reason you’re doing this is to create space in your home. Potential buyers want to know they are getting the space they want, for the money they are spending.

Interior Painting

Another easy and inexpensive projects to improve your home, and you don’t have to paint the entire house. Just choose one or two key rooms to paint.

Cleaning

You want your kitchen sink, oven, microwave, dishwasher, cabinets, refrigerator, and floor to be spotless. If you have ceiling fans, clean or dust those.

Take a look at your furniture. If you can clean it then do it. If not, use furniture covers or replace it.

Decorating

Decorating is another important factor When it comes to staging, but as long as the other things listed above are done, your home would sell even if it didn’t have furniture in it.

Arrange furniture to accent a fireplace or picture window or french doors leading out to a beautiful view.

Arrange the pieces so your potential buyers can picture themselves in this living space. When the furniture and dinning room table and chairs have been arranged, why not put fresh cut flowers around the house and in the kitchen.

Accent rugs go really well for tying everything together in your living room and family rooms. So you may want to think about doing this.

Purchase inexpensive comforter sets and throw pillows that will give your bedrooms an expensive and tasteful look. This can be done in the bedrooms, the living room, the family room, the kitchen and the bathrooms if they have windows.

Pressure Wash Your House

Just rent a pressure washer and wash the exterior of your home.

Landscaping

Staging to sell homes would not be complete without taking a look at your landscaping. Make sure the lawn is decent.

Check the flower beds and remove any dead plants or flowers and replace them. Trim up the shrubbery and trees.

 

The patio or deck should be cleaned of spider webs and insects, and have a few potted plants and flowers situated around it.

Conclusion

The basic things to remember are to declutter, clean, paint or replace, decorate, pressure wash and landscape. If the job seems too daunting for you, then seek the help of family members and friends.

But the ideas given above are for those of you who want to do just enough to get your house sold. When you have buyers coming, always remove any signs of pets.

Bake sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies on the day you have a viewing, or open house. Your potential buyers absolutely must be able to picture themselves in your home.

One other thing is that you have to keep it this way until you sell, so you may have to do a little cleaning and straightening every day.

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Staging in Selling House, Seekyt
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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.