Industry professionals recommend staging your home before putting it on the market. So, what exactly does staging the home mean, and what do you need to know to do it well?
Defining Home Staging
Home staging refers to the decorating method used when preparing a home for sale. The goal is to eliminate distractions while assembling the space. Staging is designed to showcase a home’s assets to attract and impress buyers.
Home Staging Dos And Don’ts
- Highlight your outdoor living area not included in the home’s square footage.
- Share adorable photos of your pet in the house. They get shared more on social media.
- Show off your feature wall. It can grab attention, and most buyers repaint rooms anyway.
- Overdecorate so your space looks crowded.
- Leave patterned window treatments up. Replace them with neutral curtains.
- Declutter so much that rooms feel empty or cold.
Virtual Tours Are Valuable
Once the home is staged, attract more buyers by providing a virtual tour. You’ll stand out from your competition and allow prospects to do the virtual walk-through of the property at their convenience. Statistics show that homes with a virtual tour option sell at up to a nine percent higher sales price.
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