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Selling or buying a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life, which needs effective and well-informed communication about the home between the parties involved. When you are selling your home, you want it to look its best when the potential buyers walk in. That is where staging comes into the scene.

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is an effective method to make your home look attractive through cleaning, rearranging and remodeling, before putting it on sale. This technique is usually carried out to highlight the home’s best features and create a positive outlook in the buyer’s mind hence affecting the sale price. It has been a value-added phenomenon and recorded a rise in the fiscal value offered between 1-5% as compared to the non-staged homes.

Home Staging Tips

Whether you are staging your home by yourself or hiring a professional, here are a few tips to make sure your home is ready to be seen by potential buyers.

Stage only where necessary

Focus on the rooms that have the biggest potential to influence the buyer’s decisions and spend less time on those that won’t make a difference. Based on stats, the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen usually hold greater importance to the buyers. 

De-personalize the space

Your home should be devoid of personal touches i.e. it should be free of all those things that interrupt the buyer from visualizing it as his own. Begin by removing your personal pictures, storing away clothes, removing personal items from the bathroom counters and even religious symbols, etc. to help buyers connect with the property in a better way.

De-clutter the space

To showcase your space in a wholesome way, you need to clear all the clutter and make your space look bigger. Just pack certain things up and move them to somewhere else, probably out of the house for a little while. Such things include unseasonal clothes, decor pieces, papers, games, and other things that you don’t use on a daily basis. Also, take time to remove non-crucial items from your closet, as the buyers may check that too to check the storage potential.

Clean your home and rearrange furniture

Make sure your home shines and looks spotless by cleaning every inch and corner of it, right from the baseboards, ceiling light fixtures, kitchen appliances, windows to other spaces of your living. Also, rearrange the existing furniture and clear any extra furniture given the buyer open spaces to visualize their own furniture. This will indicate to your buyer that you make efforts to take good care of the property and will add positive points in attracting the buyer.

Patch and repair

Handle all kinds of scratches, cracks, tiny nicks, holes, and other defects that can cause a negative impression in the buyer’s eyes. Go from room to room and look for things that need work. You may even need to paint certain areas as well so that the space looks nice, clean, and finished.

Keep it neutral

One of the best things you can do while staging is to paint over any loud colors with neutrals such as white, gray, etc. Bold and loud colors may distract the buyers and limit their visualization of the space. This may be a time-consuming and expensive task but can make a major difference when it comes to the sale price and time on the market.  

Conclusion

Home staging is not just about making a few changes or spending a lot of time and money on the space, it is also about making smart decisions. Take the help of your agent to make specific changes to your home and make it appeal to potential buyers. 

Our team at Truehomes24, a real estate website from India, continuously strives to provide you with the best assistance for buying, selling, or renting a property. Truehomes24 offers a number of RERA-registered builders and real estate agents that help buyers find the best property for their needs. Send us your inquiries today.

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