If you are thinking about selling your home, you might be wondering how to get the most money for it.
It is when staging comes into play.
You might be aware of home staging.
But, to actually stage a home before selling it and getting the highest ROI is no cakewalk.
With so many things/objects scattered around your home, you might ask yourself-
“From where should I start?”
Don’t worry. We are here to help.
This article provides a checklist for sellers to help them stage their home room by room. You can click on the below links to read how to stage a particular section of your home:
- Staging Entryway
- Staging Living Room
- Staging Kitchen
- Staging Bedroom
- Staging Bathroom
Your foyer must appear welcoming because it is one of the first things potential home-buyers notice.
- Including a potted plant or a vase of flowers might help to make the transition from outdoors to inside feel more seamless.
- The furnishings in the entryway should be proportionate to the space.
- Avoid congestion by using a rug to delineate the space if your property does not have a dedicated entry.
- Consider adding a porch swing, sofa, or bistro set in the front porch.
- Paint the front door and replace your worn-out doormat.
Staging Living Room
You want to present your potential buyers with a living room that is open, clean, and pleasant.
- After Studying the floor form, flow, and focal point you can place the furniture in the best way for your living room.
- Remove any over-sized furniture. But, you do not have to deconstruct your room. Throw cushions to provide splashes of colour and draw your buyer’s attention throughout the space.
- Adding a few small houseplants (but not too many) will make the space feel more caring and vibrant.
- Consider placing video games and magazines in a locked cabinet or on a shelf. Put other miscellaneous objects, such as television remotes, in a nice box.
- To enliven the space, you might try having some warm and trendy lighting.
A redesigned kitchen is a fantastic way to impress buyers. But it might not fit in the budget of everyone. In this case, a few alterations in the kitchen may make a difference.
- Cleaning and tidying the space are easy DIY staging techniques for selling the home. Start by wiping off your counters and appliances.
- Keep kitchen devices in cabinets or other storage.
- Refresh the paint on your cabinets and replace the hardware to make an old kitchen appear new again.
- Less is more when it comes to style. A pot of fresh flowers or a modest stack of cookbooks is plenty to make the kitchen look neat and attractive.
- Clean the dustbins and, if possible, move them out of sight.
If you cannot stage every bedroom in your home, be sure to stage at least the master bedroom.
- Paint the bedroom with Soft blues, whites, and taupes, as they work well in bedrooms.
- Buyers want to see a big room with plenty of space. So, if possible, pick a nice queen-size bed. The position of the bed is particularly essential because it is the main point of the room. The optimal location for the bed is against the wall opposite the entryway.
- Put away jewelry and other valuables in a safe place
- Layer the bed with beautiful linen, attractive throw pillows, and a bed skirt to hide the mattress.
- You may add accessories like nightstands, lights, and paintings. You can also position a chair in a corner with a small table set up as a reading nook or a bench at the foot of the bed.
Your bathroom should be clean. Consider the bathroom at a spa for ideas: it must be clean, tranquil, and inviting.
- Begin with a thorough cleaning, paying careful attention to caulking, grouting, and moulding.
- Fresh, fluffy towels, a textured shower curtain, and a new bar of soap in a clean dish may all make a difference.
- A simple mirror may add a touch of opulence to a room. It need not be an expensive one.
- Choose new paint for the walls and cabinets.
- Update the light fixtures with a bit of extra glitter in the master bath.
- Finally, apply a new spray of an odour neutralizer that leaves no aroma behind
It does not end here.
We have some brownie points for you as well.
Some of the other points to consider while staging your home are:
- Highlight the best characteristics of your home. When buyers first enter your home, these selling factors should become the focal focus of the space. Make sure those areas are clean, de-cluttered, and highlighted.
- Stage with curb appeal. Curb appeal is like gift wrapping. It gives the first impression and “wow” effect to pique the interest of potential buyers. Renovate your landscape and update outdoor living spaces.
- De-clutter the home to address visual clutter.
- Cleaning your home focuses the attention of potential buyers on the specifics of your space rather than filth and grime.
- Remove family photos, trophies, and artifacts to depersonalize the space.
When it comes to staging your home, it is necessary to develop an environment where potential buyers can see themselves living. By following this checklist, you can make a fantastic first impression and get your house one step closer to selling.